Lalit Modi controversy: Vasundhara Raje cancels UK visit

  • PTI, Jaipur
  • Updated: Jun 24, 2015 12:45 IST

Amidst a major controversy surrounding her ties with ex-IPL boss Lalit Modi, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday cancelled her scheduled visit to the United Kingdom.

Raje was scheduled to visit London for an interaction with business tycoons ahead of the Rajasthan Resurgent Meet in November.

The chief minister had to visit London from June 27 to July 2 but in view of the important Niti Aayog meeting she has cancelled her UK tour, a CMO Spokesperson said.

Raje will be in Delhi on June 28 to attend Niti Aayog's sub-committee meeting.

The Rajasthan chief minister and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj have been facing flak for helping Lalit Modi procure travel documents in the UK, a country which he has made his home to avoid legal processes in India.

Lalit Modi, 49, travelled to London in 2010 after the Indian Premier League (IPL) became embroiled in allegations of match-fixing and illegal betting.

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