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Chidambaram Demands Release of Letters to UK Authorities

P Chidambaram has said letters written to British authorities on Lalit Modi case during UPA rule should be released.

Published: 17th June 2015 11:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2015 12:45 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said letters written to British authorities on Lalit Modi case during UPA rule should be released as they will answer the former IPL Commissioner's accusations against him and Congress.

"The complete answer to Mr Lalit Modi's accusations against UPA can be found in the letters to the UK Chancellor. Release them," Chidambaram, a senior Congress leader, tweeted.

His reaction came a day after Lalit Modi 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.

Lalit had attacked the Congress after it demanded resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for helping him get travel documents from the UK.

More than two years ago as Finance Minister, Chidambaram 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.

Chidambaram had taken up the issue during his meeting with the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in 2013.

He had wanted Britain to deport him as Modi's passport was impounded in India and his UK visa had run out.



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