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Lalit Modi visa controversy: Centre says it is ready for debate

DECCAN CHRONICLE | MANISH ANAND AND YOJNA GUSAI
Published Jul 22, 2015, 10:02 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 11:26 am IST
The Congress stuck to its demand of “no resignations, no discussions”
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (Photo: PTI/File)
 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (Photo: PTI/File)

New Delhi: Casting a shadow over the Narendra Modi government’s reforms agenda, the Monsoon Session of Parliament appears to have run into an impasse on Day 1 as the Opposition dug in its heels seeking the resignation of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. A combative BJP sought to turn the tide by giving notices to discuss alleged scams in Congress and Opposition-ruled states in both Houses of Parliament.

As Ms Swaraj braced to face the House on her helping former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi to get travel papers in England, the Opposition rejected the government’s offer to discuss the matter in the Rajya Sabha. The Congress stuck to its demand of “no resignations, no discussions”.

 

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