Lalit Modi targets Varun Gandhi, says he `offered to settle everything with Sonia Gandhi`

BJP leader Varun Gandhi

New Delhi, July 1: After making claims to have met Priyanka Gandhi and her husband Robert Vadra in London last year, former IPL boss Lalit Modi on Wednesday sought to drag BJP leader Varun Gandhi alleging that a deal was offered to settle matters with Sonia Gandhi, which Varun dubbed as “baseless” and “nonsense”.

In a series of tweets, the former IPL boss Lalit Modi has alleged, “Mr @varungandhi80 came to see me at my house a few years ago and said he can settle everything in @INCIndia with his aunt. He wanted me to meet her sister from italy….”

Lalit Modi tweeted, “Please mr @varungandhi80 – let the world know what you told about what auntie wants – witness is our good friend world renowned astrologer.”

He further posted: “Please clarify @varungandhi80 did u or did u not come to my house in london. Whilst staying at the Ritz hotel in lon(don) a few years ago – the auntie he refers to is #soniagandhi. The sister is #soniagandhi sister – just for clarity.”

Varun Gandhi vehemently denied the charge, and reportedly said: “This is absolutely baseless and it is beneath my dignity to respond to this nonsense.”

The BJP has also come to Varun’s defence, saying he is in a different party than Sonia Gandhi.

BJP Spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said: “Varun Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi are in different parties and the world knows about the ties between the two families,”

Earlier on June 26, the Congress party had downplayed Lalit Modi’s revelation wherein he claimed to have met Priyanka Gandhi and her husband Robert Vadra in London.

Lalit Modi had tweeted: “Happy to meet the Gandhi Family in London. I had run into Robert and Priyanka separately in a restaurant – they were with Timmy Sarna. He has my no. They can call me. Will tell them what I feel about them exactly.”

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said: “Neither Priyanka Gandhi nor Robert Vadra have ever interacted socially with Lalit Modi. If you see an individual in a restaurant full of people, it is neither a crime nor it is morally wrong.”

He further said the government should instead focus on the more important and real issues.

(With Agency Inputs)

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