Speaking about the ongoing controversy regarding Lalit Modi-Sushma Swaraj-Vasundhara Raje trio, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “Government will “play by the rule book” and make sure that absolute standards of probity are maintained.”
Jaitley also said there is “no question at all” about the government going on the back foot on this issue, as it has done “nothing wrong”.
“The government will play by the rule book and we will make sure that the absolute standards of probity are maintained,” Jaitley told news agency PTI in an interview in San Francisco.
When asked if some leaders were siding with the corrupt ones within the party, Jaitley said, “There is no question at all.”
To a question on the Opposition planning to disrupt the Monsoon Session of Parliament on the Lalit Modi issue, Jaitley said Parliament is meant to discuss and not to disrupt business.
“We are willing to have a discussion on any subject that the Opposition wants,” he said.
External Affairs Minister 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”.