Lalit Modi

Congress hardens stand on Arun Jaitley, demands SIT probe

The Congress on Monday kicked up a ruckus in both Houses of Parliament to press for Arun Jaitley’s resignation and a Supreme Court-monitored probe into alleged corruption in Delhi’s cricket association when the finance minister headed the DDCA. The party demanded that a CBI special investigation team, supervised by the top court, probe the alleged scam, as it toughened its stand following a strategy meeting Monday morning. Party chief Sonia Gandhi was

Modi govt worse than 'Suit Boot Ki Sarkar': Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday renewed his ‘Suit Boot Ki Sarkar’ attack on NDA government and said that government has completely failed to deliver on its promises. Addressing students at Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru, the Gandhi scion said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to deliver on its promises. “Idea of ‘Suit Boot Ki Sarkar’… essentially … if you look at the way the govt is oeprating.

Interpol wants copies of IPL contracts under Lalit Modi

According to a report, Interpol has sought contracts and documents on the Indian Premier League under former commissioner Lalit Modi from the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The ED had earlier issued a Red Corner Notice (RCN), using these papers, against Modi on alleged money laundering charges The Interpol’s decision comes a fortnight after the ED replied to its queries on the controversial cricket administrator. The CBI, on September 26, forwarded a letter

Congress alleges ‘biggest’ mines scam in Rajasthan

Congress on Friday alleged a scam of Rs 45,000 crore in the allocation of mines in Rajasthan and demanded the immediate resignation of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje along with a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe into the matter. Months after the party led a clamour for her sacking over the Lalit Modi row, Congress held Raje “guilty” for the allocation of as many as 653 mines in alleged contravention of Centre’s

Rahul Gandhi should take charge as Congress president soon: Sachin Pilot

Rahul Gandhi should take over as Congress president soon, says Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot who also wants Sonia Gandhi to remain the parliamentary party head to guide the organisation. Pilot feels that the Congress vice president has been able to energise the party after the rout in the Lok Sabha elections and has been leading it from the front by taking on the ruling BJP inside and outside Parliament. “Rahul

On corruption, Narendra Modi fails to mention Lalitgate, Vyapam in Independence Day speech

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked various scams like 2G and coal in his Independence Day speech, he evaded any mention of Lalitgate and Vyapam, in which a number of senior BJP leaders, including External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, are implicated. Despite saying corruption has become a part of the Indian system, “eating it away like a termite”, a determined Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday failed to mention the

Rahul Gandhi: Sushma ji couldn't make eye contact with me when I told I was speaking truth on Lalitgate

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday made an emphatic speech in the Lok Sabha taking pot-shots at Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. He said Sushma was the only philanthropist in the world who did charity in full secrecy. “Sushma ji is the only philanthropist in the world who does charity in full secrecy. The big question is, why she hid it from PM Modi and whether PM Modi knew about it,”

Sushma Swaraj : Rahul Gandhi should ask mamma how much money daddy took from Quattrocchi

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday came down heavily on Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and his father former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, alleging that the former PM allowed save passage to Bhopal Gas tragedy villain Warren Anderson and Bofors deal middlemen Ottavio Quattrocchi. She was speaking in debate in Parliament on Lalitgate. “Rajiv Gandhi allowed the killer of 15,000 people Warren Anderson and Ottavio Quattrocchi to slip out of the

PM Narendra Modi praises Mulyam Singh Yadav after he told Congress enough is enough

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hit out at Congress for “misusing” Parliament to stop the country’s growth and hailed SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for “understanding this conspiracy” and working to end the logjam in the House. Addressing the last scheduled BJP parliamentary party meet in the Monsoon session, Modi spoke of “some people”, a reference to top Congress brass, who are working to stall economic growth, Union Minister

Sushma Swaraj should disclose how much her family was paid to help Lalit Modi: Rahul Gandhi

Launching a scathing attack against Union Minister for External affairs Sushma Swaraj in Lalitgate case, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today asked her to disclose the amount of money Lalit Modi paid her family to keep him out of jail. “Sushma ji should tell how much money Lalit Modi gave to her family to keep him out of the jail,” Rahul said. Earlier, rejecting the clarification given by  Sushma swaraj in

Help Poor Women, Not Millionaire's Wife: Congress to Sushma Swaraj

It was an emotionally-charged defense that Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj presented today about her role in helping former cricket boss Lalit Modi get travel papers in the UK last year. “His wife of many years is being treated for cancer… she said she needed the support of her husband… she is an Indian citizen who has not broken any laws,” said Mrs Swaraj. “What would you have done?” she asked

Sushma Swaraj speaks on Lalit Modi row uninterrupted as Opp continues boycott

Making her first statement on the Lalit Modi row in the Lok Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that she had made repeated attempts in both Houses to resolve the deadlock over the former IPL commissioner’s travel documents in the United Kingdom. The Opposition, led by the Congress, has been adamant on Sushma Swaraj’s resignation along with that of Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje over the Lalit Modi row.