Unfair if I don’t get opportunity to defend: Sushma Swaraj


Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told parliament that it was unfair for her not to be given the opportunity to defend herself on Lalil Modi scandal.

She said, ” it’s unfair if I don’t get opportunity to defend my self. Present one note, letter or email that shows I asked the UK government to present Lalit Modi with travel papers. I urged them to follow their own rules and regulations.”

Swaraj also challenged the opposition to furnish any evidence to establish her wrongdoing.

She said, “I challenge opposition to present any proof of any wrongdoing. I would also like to ask Sonia Gandhi what she would have done in my place.”

The opposition parties have been stopping the parliament from functioning while demanding the resignations of Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia.

This standoff led to Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspending 25 Congress MPs from Lok Sabha.

Sushma Swaraj is accused of writing to British authorities requesting them to provide travel documents to the former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, when he was being wanted by the Enforcement Directorate in money laundering cases.