Lalit Modi Visa Controversy: Nitin Gadkari Meets Vasundhara Raje, Says BJP 'Strongly Supports Her'

22/06/2015 4:26 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president, Nitin Gadkari, looks on at a function in New Delhi on November 5,2012. Gadkari has been the target of corruption allegations from anti-corruption activists for alleged financial impropriety in business dealings in connection with his Purti Group, a group of companies with presence across multiple industries such as real estate, energy, and infrastructure . AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

JAIPUR — Amid the raging row over Lalit Modi’s linkages with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday met her in Jaipur and said the BJP and the Union government were strongly behind her as “accusations” against her have “no substance”.

Gadkari insisted that Raje had done no wrong. He said that such issues should not be brought into politics.

“The allegations against Vasundhara Raje are baseless... Vasundharaji legally, logically, ethically is completely correct. There is no fault of hers anywhere,” the Union Road Transport and Highways Minister told the reporters.

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There are accusations of linkages of the Chief Minister and her son with Lalit Modi, who is facing an Enforcement Directorate probe into alleged money laundering in an IPL tournament.

"These accusations have no substance. Doing this kind of politics is not right," he said, adding "BJP, of the Centre, the state and the government is standing behind Vasundhara fully.

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