Congress Demands Removal of Vasundhara Raje

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh

Congress party today persisted with its demand for the sacking of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, saying there was a criminal nexus between her family and Lalit Modi, who is absconding to evade arrest in India in an alleged case of corruption.

Congress says that two BJP leaders – Vasundhara Raje and Sushma Swaraj – are helping Modi to circumvent the Indian law.

So far, no connection between Lalit Modi and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is established although both share the same surname. However, Narendra Modi has maintained a stony silence in the case which could turn out to be a big case of corruption in the BJP government. It is believed that Lalit Modi also is enjoying a tacit support of Narendra Modi.

“There has been a criminal nexus between Lalit Modi and the Vasundhara Raje family,” said Congress leader Jairam Ramesh.

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He said that Congress will not stop disclosures till a closure is done by the BJP by removing Raje. Documents show that the Dholpur Palace was owned by the Rajasthan Government, Ramesh said.

The Congress leader also said that the party has also not forgotten the case of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who had helped Lalit Modi with travel documents.

“We have not forgotten about the Videsh Mantri. Closure and disclosure in her case is yet to come”, he said “Lalit Modi was helped on “humanitarian grounds, grounds like hanging out with Naomi Campbell,” he added.

Citing documents he said that the compromise between Hemant Singh, estranged husband of Raje and son Dushyant Singh was only for movable property. He said that the compromise was brought about in 2007 by the additional district Judge of Bharatpur.

Exposing the false claims of Raje, the Congress leaders said that despite the palace and the land surrounding belonging to Rajasthan government, Dushyant Singh received a compensation of nearly Rs 2 crore from the NHAI for a 500 metre piece of land due to nexus between him and the Land Acquisition officer.

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