Lalit Modi Row: Any help to a fugitive is legally & morally wrong, says BJP’s RK Singh


BJP MP RK Singh today got vocal about the Lalit Modi-Sushma Swaraj-Vasundhara Raje row. Commenting on Raje and Swaraj extending help to former IPL boss Lalit Modi, Singh said, “Any help to a fugitive is legally and morally wrong”.

RK Singh even urged the government to take all measures to bring him back to India to face the law.

Singh’s strong comments are the first public criticism by a ruling party MP against the help extended to Lalit Modi by External Affairs Minister Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Raje, an issue which has snowballed into a major political storm for the Narendra Modi government even though BJP has defended both the leaders.

“If anybody helps a ‘bhagoda’ (fugitive), it is wrong.

This is wrong legally as well as morally. If anybody meets a fugitive, it is absolutely wrong. Whosoever has helped him, I think it is completely wrong,” Singh, a former Home Secretary, told reporters in Delhi.

Sushma Swaraj has been in the eye of storm after it was revealed that she had allegedly committed an act of conflict of interest by requesting the British authorities to issue travel documents to Modi, who was wanted by the Enforcement Directorate in multi-crore scandal. On the other hand, Vasundhara Raje too has been named in one of the documents released by Lalit Modi’s lawyer which stated that Raje supported Lalit Modi’s immigration application as “secret witness”.