Lalit Modi row: Gadkari says allegations against Vasundhara Raje `baseless`, NDA govt stands with her

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, Nitin Gadkari

Jaipur, June 22: Reasserting Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government’s stand over Vasundhara Raje’s involvement in former IPL chief Lalit Modi row, Union Minister for Road Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that all the allegations against the Rajasthan Chief Minister were ‘baseless’.

Nitin Gadkari reportedly said: “All the allegations against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje are baseless. I have assured her that the government and the BJP stand strong with her. We were with her today and we will be with her tomorrow.”

The senior BJP leader insisted that Raje had done no wrong and said that such issues should not be brought into politics.

“The allegations against Vasundhara Raje are baseless….Vasundhara ji legally, logically, ethically is completely correct. There is no fault of hers anywhere,” he told reporters amid the raging row over the linkages of the Chief Minister and her son with Lalit Modi who is facing ED probe for alleged money laundering in an IPL tournament.

Gadkari said: “These accusations have no substance. Doing this kind of politics is not right,” adding “BJP, of the Centre, the state and the government is standing behind Vasundhara fully.”

In more trouble for the BJP, which has been defending External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, despite opposition demands that she be sacked for helping Lalit Modi, the former IPL boss has claimed that Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje secretly supported his immigration plea in Britain.

(With Agency Inputs)

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