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    Yesterday, in the opposition-free parliament, the Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj got the first opportunity to speak her side of story. There were not very many dissenting members to question the veracity or logic of her statements. Following is the summary of what she said about Lalitgate in Lok Sabha:
    "I didn't ask the UK government to do favours for Lalit Modi. I merely acted on humanitarian grounds," she said while making a statement in Lok Sabha in absence of major opposition parties. "I did not request the British government for any travel documents for Lalit Modi. The allegations levelled against me are baseless." Sushma Ji said that she helped Lalit Modi's wife on humanitarian grounds as she was suffering from cancer for the last 17 years and her case was life threatening."Medical report of Ms Modi's stated that her case was life threatening & her husband must be present with her. Would Sonia have left a woman cancer patient to die? If helping a woman cancer patient is a crime, then I admit having committed this crime and am ready to face any punishment from this House for it. I have helped a woman who is a citizen of the country and not indulged in any criminal activity. It is unfortunate that my closest friends in Opposition are leveling charges against me. These are my bad days. I am sure, they will be over soon..I challenge anyone to show a document, letter or email recommending Lalit Modi's case to the British government."

    It the language of literature her speech could be described an emotional prosody which is characterized as an individual's tone of voice in speech that is conveyed through changes in pitch, loudness, timbre, speech rate, and pauses. What she glossed over was the fact that she had written to British lawmaker Keith Vaz to recommend travel documents for Mr. Lalit Modi for visiting Portugal. Ms. Swaraj earlier said she had written to Mr. Vaz on "humanitarian grounds" after Mr. Lalit Modi said his wife was ill.
    Here come the other important questions: What had the former Finance Minister of India during UPA rule written about allowing Lalit Modi to go abroad on any ground? Who decided not to appeal against the Delhi High Court decision to restore the passport of Mr Modi last year, as normally a reversing decision is always challenged in a higher court? Why the government is not releasing the letters exchanged between him as Finance Minister and the Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne, as demanded under RTI promises, in which he had urged for sending Mr Modi back to India, since he was facing criminal charges here. According to Mr. Chidambram, in reply to his first letter, he had written a second letter couched in stronger words to Mr Osborne that Mr Modi was facing investigations in India, his passport has been revoked, he had no right to live in the UK and he should be sent back to India.
    Think of a situation - After an alleged theft, the culprit is running away. Is it morally and legally correct to tell the asylum-provider of the burglar, that follow your own law and we've no problem if you let him go? Why did she not write to the Indian High Commission and ask for the issue of Indian travel documents to him? It would be interesting to recall that a division bench of the high court sets aside cancellation of Lalit Modi's passport. Furthermore, who took the decision to issue a fresh passport to Lalit Modi? The former minister claimed that Mr. Modi was an Indian passport holder and his stay in London without visa was in violation of all rules and that was one of the grounds on which his return was demanded. Who helped him get a long term visa or a residency of Britain when he was facing serious criminal charges in India?
    In the last week, the Ministry of External Affairs had refused to answer an RTI query on the issue of facilitating UK travel documents for former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi – claim that some queries didn't fall within the ambit of the legislation, while "no information was available" for the rest with the office of the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The ministry gave a response within eight days. "Kindly note that the office of External Affairs minister (EAM) has informed that the questions in Serial 1 to 3 of your RTI does not seem to fall under the purview of the RTI act, 2005," said the reply of MEA in its letter dated June 26.The three questions were on why Sushma Swaraj had not advised Lalit Modi to apply for Indian travel documents to go to Portugal, and not facilitate UK travel documents. It also asked why Swaraj did not insist on Modi's return to India as a condition for issuing a temporary Indian travel documents?
    For the last four questions, MEA said, "no information was available with the MEA's office".
    If it was a question of humanitarian ground, then why did she not stress on Modi's return to India to face charges while helping him get travel documents, he said adding it was clearly a case of abuse of authority and violations of rules.
    And how did Lalit Modi utilized the facility?? It seems Portugal has not been the former IPL commissioner's only port of call. His Instagram and Twitter feeds show Modi been living the high life with celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Paris Hilton and Kevin Spacey. The charges under provisions of FEMA and Money Laundering Act were serious criminal offenses leveled against Mr Modi and he cared two hoots about that.
    .......here we go again

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    It is now confirmed by Shreemati Sushma Swaraj herself that she had helped expedite ex-BCCI vice president and IPL Ex Commissioner Lalit Modi's to acquire visa appeal by contacting the Labour MP Keith Vaz. The Indian origin Mr. Keith Vazisone of Britain's longest- serving Indian-origin MPs.According to a 'Sunday Times' probe, Vaz had personally written to Sarah Rapson, the director-general of UK visas and immigration to expedite the case of Lalit Modi. Vaz was then chairman of the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee. He assigned the job scrutinize and hold to account the work of Rapson and her department. The Labour MP could now face an inquiry by the UK's parliamentary watchdog over allegations of a conflict of interest by intervening in the immigration application of controversial IPL founder Lalit Modi.
    It is interesting to note that Ms Swaraj's daughter Bansuri Swaraj has been one of the lawyers appearing for Lalit Modi. The opposition has asked whether Ms Swaraj's husband provided legal counsel to Lalit Modi as well.'Times' claims to be in possession of emails which show that Sushma Swaraj family did approach Lalit Modi for a Sussex seat. On August 26, 2013, Sushma Swaraj's husband Swaraj Kaushal wrote to Lalti Modi seeking his help on Jyotirmay Kaushal's admission, who in turn contacted Labour MP Keith Vaz. Keith Vaz sent back an email to Lalit Modi seeking Jyotirmay Kaushal's CV and the name of the concerned professor.
    Responding to Sushma's statement, the Congress Leader Manish Tewari said that Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj's explanation of extending favors to Lalit Modi is hog wash. He said that the foreign minister has sworn to protect and uphold the rule of law, but she instead is trying to protect a 'fugitive'. He further questioned the appropriateness of asking a foreign government to aid and abet travel of a fugitive. He also said, as to why the same courtesy is not extended to thousands of boys, who fled from Punjab, when they seek travel document approvals in cases of medical emergencies, demise, etc.
    Congress MP PL Punia had called Swaraj's "humanitarian" excuse over the Lalit Modi issue as "bogus". He said that the Portuguese law doesn't have any clause that states husband's signature is required for a surgery.
    "The way Sushma Swaraj has gone about the issue, it is not in the national interest. Her excuses are totally bogus and one not standing scrutiny of facts. As per Portuguese law, it is not required to obtain the signature of the husband for any surgical operations," Punia told reporters, according to IANS.
    Earlier in the day, senior advocate and AAP's rebel leader Prashant Bhushan had also demanded Swaraj's resignation over the issue. He asked the authorities for the creation of "conflict of interest laws" that makes Swaraj, a public servant, an offender as she used her position to help someone who is benefiting her family in a way.
    At the time Swaraj extended help to (Lalit) Modi, he "was an absconder from the law enforcement authorities of India," Bhushan told ANI. Modi has been facing Enforcement Directorate (ED) investigation into charges of financial irregularities as IPL chairman between 2008 and 2010.
    Rejecting as "tear-jerker" Union Minister Sushma Swaraj's emotional statement on Lalit Modi controversy, Congress on Thursday said it was "punctured with multiple holes" and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he cannot "brazen up" it by remaining silent.
    Party spokesperson Anand Sharma accused Modi and Swaraj of once again having "misled" the nation "shamelessly and unabashedly".
    "You must have seen External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's tearjerker. What we saw was an apology of defense. It is a hogwash which is difficult to accept. It is punctured with multiple holes and is contradictory.
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    It was an excellent speech both in logic and spirit. Feels sorry if you failed to understand.
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    @SD if refrain from posting personal comments on other users...you can reply without any personal remarks also...

    this time just editing the reply...
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    Quote Originally Posted by invincible07 View Post
    @SD if refrain from posting personal comments on other users...you can reply without any personal remarks also...

    this time just editing the reply...
    that wasnt personal but contextual to the "qualification" of thread owner to certify India's EAM.

    i didnt abused anyone.
    If you think any candle march will affect "Islamic Terrorism", you are fooling yourself, Kill them or be ready for next attack !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsocialdoctor View Post
    that wasnt personal but contextual to the "qualification" of thread owner to certify India's EAM.

    i didnt abused anyone.
    it was a personal remark....if u cannot post a reply minus personal remark then don't post at all...
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