Congress downplays Lalit Modi's 'Happy to Meet Gandhi Family' tweets

New Delhi: Attempting to downplay former IPL boss Lalit Modi's latest revelation wherein he claimed to have met Priyanka Gandhi and her husband Robert Vadra in London, the Congress Party on Friday said that there was nothing wrong with meeting an individual at a restaurant.

'Neither Priyanka Gandhi nor Robert Vadra have ever interacted socially with Lalit Modi. If you see an individual in a restaurant full of people, it is neither a crime nor it is morally wrong,' said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.

He further said that the government should instead focus on the more important and real issues.

'We request the Modi Government and their black money stooges to answer the real issues that people want. We want Prime Minister Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to answer,' he added.

In a new turn of events, Lalit Modi took to Twitter to claim that he met Priyanka Gandhi and her husband Robert Vadra in London last year.

"Happy to meet the Gandhi Family in London. I had run into Robert and Priyanka separately in a restaurant - they were with Timmy Sarna. He has my no. They can call me. Will tell them what I feel about them exactly," the former IPL chief tweeted.

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