Why is Gandhi family in touch with Lalit Modi, asks BJP

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said the Congress Party should come clean over why the Gandhi family is in constant touch with former IPL chief Lalit Modi.

The objection came after Lalit Modi tweeted about 'meeting the Gandhi family' in London.

'Today, when certain tweets are coming to the fore-front, we come to learn that Lalit Modi had a meeting with the Gandhi family yesterday. We want to ask as to why the Gandhi family is in constant touch with Lalit Modi,' said BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra.

'Forty years of emergency. India has just seen the blackest day of emergency. On this occasion, would it not have been apt for the Congress family i.e. the Gandhi family to be in India, to apologise for the emergency that was put during Indira Gandhi's regime. Rather than that, the whole of Gandhi family is in foreign land meeting Lalit Modi,' 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.

The Congress Party, however, downplayed the issue and said that there was nothing wrong with meeting an individual at a restaurant.

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