[Y]Xpress: Exposé Reveals Controversial Emails Between Sushma Swaraj And Lalit Modi

Posted on June 15, 2015 in News, Politics

By YKA Staff

A recent Times Now investigation exposed a series of emails which show that India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj helped Lalit Modi, former chairman of Indian Premier League who is being pursued by various Indian agencies for several corruption charges, procure travel documents from the United Kingdom.

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Published by HuffPost India, the email screenshots show conversations between Lalit Modi, Swaraj Kaushal, the foreign minister’s husband, and Keith Vaz, a British lawmaker of Indian-origin.

On Sunday, 14th June 2015, Sushma Swaraj denied any wrongdoing in the matter and said that she helped Lalit Modi on “humanitarian grounds” to attend to his wife who was undergoing surgery for cancer in Lisbon on August 4, 2014. However, the documents were issued till 2016.

Since the exposé, photos of Lalit Modi partying and celebrating with Hollywood celebrities and socialites have gone viral – putting the “humanitarian grounds” on question.

While Modi has declined to comment (from Venice) on the matter, the emails open a can of worms. The question is – are politicians exploiting their positions of influence to benefit their friends?

While BJP finds answers, check out the emails here.

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