Raje cancels UK visit amidst Lalitgate controversy

Raje cancels UK visit amidst Lalitgate controversy

Amidst a raging controversy over her ties with ex-IPL boss Lalit Modi, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today cancelled her scheduled visit to London.

Raje was scheduled to visit London for an interaction with business tycoons ahead of the Rajasthan Resurgent Meet here in November.

The Chief Minister had to visit London from June 27 to July 2 but in view of the important Niti Aayog meeting she has cancelled her UK tour, a CMO Spokesman said.


Raje will be in Delhi on June 28 to attend Niti Aayog's sub-committee meeting.

The Rajasthan Chief Minister and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj have been facing flak for helping Lalit Modi procure travel documents in the UK, a country which he has made his home to avoid legal processes in India.

Lalit Modi, 49, travelled to London in 2010 after the Indian Premier League (IPL) became embroiled in allegations of match-fixing and illegal betting.

Raje is under attack from Opposition Congress leaders, who are demanding her immediate resignation for helping Lalit Modi procure travel documents.

Congress today is holding a mass protest near civil lines railway crossing in the state capital to demand her resignation.

The Chief Minister has not given any public statement so far regarding the allegations against her and her son Dushyant Singh.
 

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