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Lalit Modi Row: Swaraj Should Not Be Demonised Before Investigation, Says RJD

“We should always wait for the investigative agencies... We should not demonise somebody of the stature of Sushma ji,” RJD leader leader Manoj Jha told ANI.

Published: 14th June 2015 12:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2015 12:46 PM   |  A+A-

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Reacting to the news that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had helped expedite the travel documents of former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi, despite the red alert issued by the government, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Sunday said she should not be ‘demonised’ and called for a thorough investigation into the matter.

“We should always wait for the investigative agencies... We should not demonise somebody of the stature of Sushma ji,” RJD leader leader Manoj Jha told ANI.

“The investigative agencies should be allowed to do their work but somewhere we wonder whether she is the victim of an internal squabble... within the BJP, because this message is also coming from several other quarters,” he added.

Sharing her thoughts on twitter, Swaraj had earlier in the day said that she had taken a humanitarian view of Modi’s case since his wife was suffering from cancer, adding that she believes that giving an Indian citizen ‘emergency travel documents’ cannot spoil relations between India and the UK.



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