Lalitgate: Former FM demands release of letters to UK authorities
17/06/2015 15:34

Country’s former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday demanded the NDA government to release all letters written to British authorities on the ‘Lalit Modi case’ during the UPA rule, the PTI reported.

According to Chidambaram, those letters will answer all allegations against Congress and him.

Commenting on the issue, a senior Congress leader, Chidambaram tweeted on Wednesday that, “The complete answer to Lalit Modi's accusations against UPA can be found in the letters to the UK Chancellor. Release them.”

Earlier, the Congress demanded the resignation of BJP’s two top leaders i.e. Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for helping Modi, tainted former IPL Commissioner, an economic offender and a fugitive, added the media reports.

The Congress' escalation of the attack came the morning after Modi's explosive claims that Raje had supported in writing his immigration plea in Britain and that he has a family relationship with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj whose husband and daughter had provided legal services free of cost.

Last night, Lalit Modi in a television interview accused Congress and Chidambaram of making him a target of political vendetta in the aftermath of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor losing his ministerial job following the IPL scam.

More than two years ago, Chidambaram as Finance Minister, had asked the British government why it was not taking action against Modi, former IPL chief who had taken refuge in London after he was accused of a wide range of financial impropriety, including money laundering.

Meanwhile, holidaying in the tiny Balkan nation of Montenegro, Modi said Raje had accompanied his wife to Portugal for her cancer treatment two years ago. Raje became chief minister of Rajasthan for the second time in December 2013.