PM must order probe into Lalit Modi visa row, says Sena

Updated - November 16, 2021 05:00 pm IST

Published - June 16, 2015 11:45 am IST - Mumbai

Shiv Sena on Tuesday said it was imperative for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to step in and order an investigation into the controversy surrounding External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s role in facilitating travel documents in the U.K. for former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi.

Sena, which has come out in support of the Minister, said the Congress’s reaction did not mean much but asked “who is trying to give flight to its wings.”

“The Congress party is behaving as if Swaraj has helped get bail to arrested fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim or Kasab. This controversy is being fuelled by using a section of the media. It is vital for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order an investigation on who is so keen on maligning her clean reputation of 35-40 years,” the Sena said.

“Covering Swaraj in a mist of controversy and questions seems to be a huge political game being played to oust her from the BJP and from national politics,” the Sena alleged.

It added that similar allegations had been levelled against Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s son in the recent past and also against Nitin Gadkari, when he took over as the president of the BJP.

“If somebody is attacking the External Affairs Ministry to weaken it and thereby trying to demoralise the Modi government, the person is ultimately causing harm to the country. This a very big political game that needs to be ended by PM Modi,” it said.

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