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Poll: Was Sushma's help for Lalit Modi a case of conflict of interest?

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj is in the centre of a political storm after she acknowledged on Sunday that she helped controversial former IPL chief Lalit Modi procure British travel documents on “humanitarian grounds”.

india Updated: Jun 15, 2015 15:21 IST
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Sushma-Swaraj-with-former-IPL-commissioner-Lalit-Modi-during-an-IPL-match-in-New-Delhi-in-2010-PTI-File-Photo

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj is in the centre of a political storm after she acknowledged on Sunday that she helped controversial former IPL chief Lalit Modi procure British travel documents on “humanitarian grounds”.

Opposition parties have since demanded Swaraj’s resignation on moral grounds, questioning whether she should have helped someone like Modi even on humanitarian grounds.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), meanwhile, defended the minister, with party chief Amit Shah saying Swaraj had done no wrong and no moral issue was involved in the matter. “The matter is clear; an Indian sought Sushmaji’s help in treatment of his wife who's suffering from cancer,” he said.

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