The matter aggravated when Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindhia's name surfaced in the row. Documents emerged in Media purportedly showing Raje secretly supporting Lalit Modi's bid to obtain immigration documents in UK. The Lalit Modi row thus took a detour away from Swaraj and focused on Raje.
The opposition is likely to press for the resignations of Raje in the current session.
That Swaraj was an obvious target was evident. She was seen as a minister who spoke little, performed big and never claimed any credit for herself.
Constant controversies have dragged cricket to the mud. After all the controversies, fans can only watch helplessly and wistfully recall a time when cricket was simply a sport: for diehards, the greatest of them all.
Ex-IPL supremo Lalit Modi is not the first 'wanted' person to be aided by colourful British-Asian MP Keith Vaz. Vaz keeps landing in hot water for helping controversial people, but survives.
Raje brought in a new sports law to help Modi get into Rajasthan cricket admin and gain a foothold in BCCI.Rumours of a Modi-Raje fallout gained strength when BJP leader Amin Pathan revolted against the IPL founder.
How a divided Congress let Sushma Swaraj off the hook
With no support from Opposition parties, the Congress had to go soft on Sushma and attack the PM instead.
Lalit Modi has wrote an 'Open Letter to Media Barons' setting terms for them if they want access to him.The letter apparently had a childlike quality to it, not because of any semblance of innocence, but because of the whimsical and unrealistic nature of it.