Vasundhara may come face to face with Shah, Rajnath tomorrow

Vasundhara may come face to face with Shah, Rajnath tomorrow

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who is embroiled in 'Lalit Modigate' row, is expected to come face to face with BJP chief Amit Shah and Home Minister Rajnath Singh tomorrow at a function in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab.

Sources close to Raje said that she will be visiting Anandpur Sahib and will participate in the celebrations of 350 years of Anandpur Sahib, one of the key shrines of Sikhs.

"As per the programme, she is slated to go to Punjab tomorrow," said a state official.
Sources in Punjab said that Raje will fly to Anandpur Sahib from Jaipur tomorrow morning, where she will share the dais with Shah, Rajnath and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during the celebrations.

The meeting assumes significance as an embattled Raje had yesterday called Shah to explain her position in the row involving former IPL boss Lalit Modi who claimed she had supported his immigration plea in Britain.

Raje has discussed with Shah claims made by Modi and was understood to have told the party chief that she did share family ties with the former IPL boss but there is no wrongdoing on her part.

Party sources said Raje has sought to explain her ties between the two families and her friendship with Modi's wife but the documents being circulated in the media are "unverified and unsigned".

Her office today denied reports that she had sought an appointment with Shah or that she was refused a meeting, amid reports that the party leadership had distanced itself from her in the wake of allegations against her in the row.

In a statement in Jaipur, Press Advisor of Chief Minister's Office said that a few news channels showed that Raje desired an appointment with Shah but was refused a meeting, which was "untrue".

It also refuted reports that 30 BJP MLAs went to Delhi in support of Raje.
Party sources said Raje has been in close touch with BJP ever since documents came up suggesting that Raje had helped scam-tainted Modi's imigration in the UK by giving a written statement.

She has however, maintained that she has no knowledge of the documents being shown by the media.

Raje had distanced herself from the document purportedly showing her backing former IPL chief's immigration plea in Britain.

Congress has been demanding her imediate resignation along with that of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, saying they have no right to continue in office after helping the former IPC Chairman facing money laundering and other charges.

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