In a new twist to the Lalit Modi controversy, Times Now has revealed that Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje had in August 2011 backed the former IPL chief’s UK immigration application on the condition that her support was not made known to Indian authorities.
Times Now, which is in possession of Vasundhara’s witness statement, said that the letter was part of the documents that were mailed to news channels on Monday night by a PR firm engaged by Lalit Modi’s lawyer Mehmood Abdi.
On Monday, Abdi had held a press conference in Mumbai and alleged that Lalit Modi was hounded by the previous UPA government.
He had showed some papers to prove how the UPA government had removed Lalit Modi’s security forcing him to leave the country for UK.
The witness statement reportedly by Vasudhara Raje begins with the disclaimer that her support to Lalit Modi’s application be not made public to Indian authorities.
She was then the leader of the opposition in Rajasthan assembly.
Congress, which has been gunning for Sushma Swaraj over her help to Lalit Modi, reacted strongly to the latest development and stepped up its attack on the BJP.