Ex-IPL chief Lalit Modi trying to help BJP, says Congress

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 06, 2015 17:47 IST

The Congress on Saturday dismissed photos posted on Twitter by Lalit Modi that showed him in the company of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, saying the former IPL chief was trying to help the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Modi posted on Twitter a couple of his pictures with Rahul Gandhi and Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in the same frame.

Modi tweeted: "I hope @OfficeOfRG (office of Rahul Gandhi) informed @INCIndia that he was a beneficiary of my hospitality. He sat in my box."

The picture, which appears to be from an IPL match, also has Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, his wife Gauri Khan, and actress Deepika Padukone along with others.

Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken accused Modi of trying to help the BJP through the pictures.

"Chotta Modi is trying to help Bada Modi (read PM Modi) by tweeting images to help the ruling party," Maken said.

Posting the photographs, Lalit Modi said they were not altered.

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