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.
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.