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#TheLalitModiRow: stories you must read

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 3:22 IST
The Lalit Modi controversy was undoubtedly the first blow for BJP. Foreign Affairs Minister and Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj was accused of providing help to controversial former Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi to procure British travel documents on "humanitarian grounds".

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.

BJP war-room: the infighting behind Sushma Swaraj's woes

Sushma Swaraj

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.

The 5 men who raised and ruined cricket

Lalit modi , cricket

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.

Lalit's 'superstar': the controversial life of Keith Vaz

Keith Waz

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.

Modi-Raje rift: a back-story about friendship and cricket politics

Vasundhara Raje Lalit Modi

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

Sushma Swaraj

With no support from Opposition parties, the Congress had to go soft on Sushma and attack the PM instead.

To sack or not to sack: BJP's Vasundhara Raje dilemma explained

Raje.pngRaje has the backing of 115 out of 160 BJP MLAs in Rajasthan. She may rebel if asked to resign. Her removal could open the floodgates for allegations against other BJP leaders and chief ministers.

The letter Lalit Modi wants you to see, but should hope you don't

Lalit Modi

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.

First published: 22 July 2015, 4:43 IST