PM needs to take stand on Sushma Swaraj-Lalit Modi visa row, says AAP

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Published: June 15, 2015 11:28:21 PM

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to make it clear if he wants External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who has admitted to helping former IPL chairman Lalit Modi in securing the travel documents, to continue being a part of his Cabinet.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to make it clear if he wants External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who has admitted to helping former IPL chairman Lalit Modi in securing the travel documents, to continue being a part of his Cabinet.

“After Sushma ji has admitted her fault, this is an open and shut case. The question is if the Prime Minister wants her to continue in the Cabinet or not. The Prime Minister should answer to this question. Dawood Ibrahim is also an Indian; if something happens with his family, will Sushma Swaraj help him out?” asked AAP spokesperson Ashutosh.

Swaraj had earlier in the day said that she had taken a humanitarian view of Lalit Modi’s case since his wife was suffering from cancer.

She further said that British MP Keith Vaz had spoken to her on the same, adding she believes that giving an Indian citizen ’emergency travel documents’ cannot spoil relations between India and the UK.

Vaz, who is facing an inquiry in the UK over the role he played in Modi receiving his travel papers, said that he had checked with the Indian Government before taking any action and added that he had received a ‘no objection’ from New Delhi.

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