As more allegations surfaced in the Lalit Modi saga and the Congress continued to demand more resignations, and explanations from, senior Ministers in the Modi government, the Bharatiya Janata Party made it clear on Wednesday that it would brazen it out rather than bow to the demands.
The government and the party began describing the entire saga as a Congress conspiracy to malign the government by targeting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who they said is one of the best performing Ministers.
In the case of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who Mr. Lalit Modi claimed had supported his immigration plea in writing, the government left it to Ms. Raje and the State unit of the BJP to defend the revelations emerging against her and her son, Dushyant Singh, Jhalawar-Baran MP.
A fresh set of allegations said Mr. Singh’s firm had allegedly received over Rs. 11.5 crore in loans and investments from Mr. Modi over a period of time while he was in India.Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad dismissed the charges against the External Affairs Minister and defended the help she extended to the former IPL administrator as “just a compassionate intervention’’(The Hindu, 2015).