Govt. will go by the book, says Jaitley

The Congress had accused Mr. Jaitley of doing a "clear-cut cover-up" on the entire issue and of influencing the ED probe in the case.

Updated - November 16, 2021 04:58 pm IST

Published - June 24, 2015 01:31 pm IST - San Francisco

File photo of former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.

File photo of former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government would “play by the rule book” and make sure that absolute standards of probity were maintained in the probe into Lalit Modi controversy.

To a question on the Opposition planning to disrupt the Monsoon Session of Parliament on the Lalit Modi issue, Mr. Jaitley said Parliament is meant to discuss and not to disrupt business.

“We are willing to have a discussion on any subject that the Opposition wants,” he said.

The Finance Minister said reforms can even take place outside the Parliament, but its smooth functioning was important for many other reasons.

Under attack from the Opposition, Mr. Jaitley had on Tuesday said the authorities would continue to do their job in probing the matter.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj have been facing flak for allegedly helping Mr. Lalit Modi in procuring travel documents in the U.K.

Dushyant Singh, Ms. Raje’s son, has been under attack over reports that his company received Rs. 11.63 crore in investments from Mr. Lalit Modi in 2008.

The Congress has accused Mr. Jaitley of doing a “clear-cut cover-up” on the entire issue and of influencing the Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe in the case.

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