Lalit Modi tweets praise for PM Narendra Modi

Calling the Prime Minister a savvy man, Lalit Modi also said that ‘when Modi bats, he will hit the ball out of the park’

New Delhi: The man who is instrumental in inviting the wrath of the Opposition on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its leader Narendra Modi, now appears to be seeking to make amends, after the party said it would seek an Interpol ‘red corner notice’ against him.

Lalit Modi (left) called the PM “a most savy man” in a tweet
Lalit Modi (left) called the PM “a most savy man” in a tweet

Lalit Modi, sitting in London, tweeted on Saturday that PM Modi was a “most savy (sic) man”. The former chief of the Indian Premier League said that “when he (Modi) bats, he will hit the ball out of the park”.

Lalit Modi, who has been putting out reams of information through tweets and other media, was apparently helped by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan CM Vasundhra Raje, at a time when he was being sought by the Enforcement Directorate during the previous United Progressive Alliance regime.

Raje has accepted that she had signed a document supporting the application of Lalit Modi for a residence visa in Britain. The Opposition parties say that at best this points to an impropriety by a leading BJP leader when the IPL chief was wanted by the authorities in India.

Raje returns home without meeting BJP top brass
Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje returned to Jaipur on Saturday after failing to meet PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah in the wake of charges that she helped Lalit Modi.

Raje spent some time at her house in Delhi before flying back to Jaipur. The source insisted that she went to Delhi only to attend a NITI Aayog meeting and that nothing else was scheduled.

However, political analysts view her failure to meet the BJP’s top leaders as a snub. Sources said Raje wanted to meet Modi, Shah as well as Home Minister Rajnath Singh to give them her side of the story on the Lalit Modi issue.

“It seems that after being denied an audience by the top leadership, she felt it is better to come back to Jaipur,” said a BJP functionary on the condition of anonymity.

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