Lalit Modi: No advice to PM, he can hit the ball out of park

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 27, 2015 14:33 IST

Lalit Modi has said he has no advice to offer to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on tackling the fallout of the controversy over several BJP leaders allegedly extending a helping hand to the disgraced former IPL chief.

Modi, currently living in London, tweeted his remarks in response to a question from a person on Twitter who wanted to know what advice he’d give to the Prime Minister.

The user @ecstaticsaint tweeted: “You play on front foot even on the most difficult wickets. What wud be your advice to our PM who is struggling to manage media?”

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Modi’s answer was, “Our PM is most savy (sic) man. He does not need my advise. When he bats he will hit the ball out of the park. #respect only.”

The former head of the Indian Premier League later retweeted another user’s post that read: “It appears you are inspired by PM's Skill India campaign. Come back home to impart your creative design and ‘other’ skills.”

Modi, who is facing charges of widespread financial irregularities related to the IPL, has been at the centre of a row over the help given to him by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in obtaining British travel documents last year.

Swaraj has said she extended assistance to Modi only on humanitarian grounds as he had to travel to Portugal to be with his ailing wife.

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje was dragged into the controversy after it emerged that she signed an affidavit backing Modi’s British immigration appeal.

The Bharatiya Janata Party has defended its leaders and said they will not resign.

However, the Congress and other parties have demanded the resignation of Swaraj and Raje.


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