Signed document proves Raje favoured Lalit Modi, she must resign: Jairam Ramesh

Signed document proves Raje favoured Lalit Modi, she must resign: Jairam Ramesh

Seeking her immediate resignation, Congress on Wednesday stepped up the offensive against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje accusing her of “repeatedly lying” on the Lalit Modi controversy.

“The curtains are off, the secret is out. The document signed by Vasundhara Raje dated August 18, 2011 supporting his immigration case before the British government is out. When the issue came out first, she feigned ignorance and then said she does not remember,” senior party leader Jairam Ramesh told reporters at the AICC briefing.

He was speaking after media reports showed a puportedly signed document by Raje in which she allegedly backed former IPL chief Lalit Modi’s immigration plea in Britain.

“BJP has always maintained that if papers are produced with her signature, then she is culpable. There is no need of anymore evidence, Vasundhara Raje stands thoroughly exposed,” Ramesh said.

Ramesh said the Congress seeks her immediate resignation as she has broken four laws – Indian Penal Code, Prevention of Corruption Act, PMLA, Passport Act.

“She should immediately resign. It should be followed by the resignation of Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and HRD Minister Smriti Irani,” he said.

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ramesh said he knows it will be “difficult” for him to seek resignation of three Ministers.

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