Lalit says Jaitley workouts full management over BCCI, IPL

Alleges nothing strikes with out the Minister’s say-so.

Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi launched a frontal assault on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday, saying nothing moved within the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) or the Indian Premier League (IPL) with out the Minister’s say-so.

Mr. Modi is on the centre of a storm over the assistance he obtained from Exterior Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, although he’s dealing with an Enforcement Directorate investigation into instances of international change violations whereas he ran the second season of the Indian Premier League in South Africa.

His feedback got here a day after Mr. Jaitley, who’s on an official journey to Washington, stated {that a} transaction of Rs. 11 crore between Mr. Modi and Ms. Raje’s son, Dushyant Singh, was a “business” one.

In a sequence of tweets within the night, Mr. Modi alleged that Mr. Jaitley had management over the BCCI for many years and had continued to stay by his “oldest good friend” — former Board president N. Srinivasan — even after the media and the courtroom discovered him responsible.

He referred to an interview given to a tv channel by former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad through which he stated that Mr. Jaitley, together with different highly effective BCCI members like NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Congress chief Rajiv Shukla and Mr. Srinivasan, ought to share duty for the international change violations throughout IPL Season 2.

(With inputs from PTI)

Govt. attracts up three-pronged technique

By Smita Gupta

The Union authorities is mulling over a damage-control plan to attempt to change the present Lalit Modi controversy-driven narrative earlier than the graduation of the monsoon session of Parliament in July. The technique, celebration insiders say, has three components that the ruling dispensation hopes will wipe the slate clear, shut the fault traces inside the BJP and successfully stem the Opposition onslaught in opposition to it.
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High developments:

1 Mr. Modi alleged that Mr. Jaitley had management over the BCCI for many years and had continued to stay by his “oldest good friend” — former Board president N. Srinivasan — even after the media and the courtroom discovered him responsible.
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2 A report within the Sunday Instances stated Mr. Modi had used the names of Prince of Wales Charles and Duke of York Prince Andrew in help of his declare for a journey allow.
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3 Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria admitted that he had met Mr. Modi in London final yr, however clarified that he had requested him to return to Mumbai and lodge a case in reference to underworld threats to his life. >Learn extra

4 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis requested Mr. Maria to “present data formally to the federal government as to what he has stated within the media”.
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5 Mr. Modi had dismissed allegations levelled in opposition to him within the controversy, saying that he was being focused as a part of a political conspiracy aimed toward destabilising the Narendra Modi authorities.
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6 Mr. Modi’s counsel Mehmood Abdi accused former UPA Ministers Salman Khursheed, P. Chidambaram and Shashi Tharoor of being behind the present controversy.

7 BJP MP Kirti Azad, hinting at a feud inside the celebration on Twitter, referred to a celebration insider taking part in a task in leaking details about Ms. Swaraj’s advice and her household’s affiliation with Mr. Modi.
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8 The U.Okay. stated it is not going to probe into the allegations in opposition to Labour celebration MP Keith Vaz. The Commissioner for Requirements examined a criticism of conflict-of-interest and dismissed it for lack of enough proof.
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9 The Union authorities and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh got here out in full help of Ms. Swaraj. Bharatiya Janata Celebration president Amit Shah stated the advice was made on “humanitarian” and never “ethical” grounds.
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10 Ms. Swaraj defended her resolution to advocate journey paperwork for former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi, after taking a “humanitarian view” and asserted that she requested the British authorities to look at his request and comply with the principles.

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