Amid Parliament logjam, Sushma Swaraj says she never sought travel documents for Lalit Modi

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is in the spot for helping Lalit Modi, on Saturday reiterated that she never requested or recommended travel documents for the former Indian Premier League chief.

Amid Parliament logjam, Sushma Swaraj says she never sought travel documents for Lalit Modi

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is in the spot for helping Lalit Modi, on Saturday reiterated that she never requested or recommended travel documents for the former Indian Premier League chief.

Responding to a series of questions posed to her on Twitter by different users, Swaraj said she left it on the UK Government to make a decision in this regard.

She also refused calling British Labour party leader Keith Vaz to help Modi.

She added that she is accountable to Parliament and that is the only forum to inform the nation.

Referring to the Parliament logjam, Swaraj said she expressed her readiness for a debate on the issue on the very first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament. It is "Congress members are not allowing a debate," she added.

On Friday too, both Houses of Parliament were disrupted for the fourth consecutive day, washing out the first week of the Monsoon Session without transacting any major business.

The Opposition is demanding the resignations of Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for helping Lalit Modi, and of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the Vyapam scam issue.

The Congress, BSP and Left parties are vocal in demanding the resignations of the three BJP leaders.

However, the government, refusing to budge, has instead levelled corruption charges against Congress' chief ministers in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh - Harish Rawat and Virbhadra Singh. 

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