Cong, BJP spar over Lalit Modi’s claim of ‘meeting Gandhi family’ in London

NEW DELHI: A war of words has broken out between the BJP and Congress over former IPL chief Lalit Modi’s claim of “meeting Priyanka Gandhi and Robert Vadra in London.

In a series of tweets, the former IPL boss claimed that he was “happy to meet the Gandhi family at a restaurant in London”.

“I had run into Robert and Priyanka separately,” Lalit Modi said in a tweet.

Commenting on Lalit Modi’t tweets, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said that “neither Priyanka Gandhi nor Robert Vadra has 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,” Surjewala said.

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But, BJP wondered that “why Gandhi family is in constant touch of Lalit Modi”.

“Certain tweets are coming to fore front. We have come to learn that Lalit Modi had a meeting with Gandhi family yesterday,” BJP leader Sambit Patra said.

“We want to ask as to why Gandhi family is in constant touch of Lalit Modi? This raises a serious question,” Sambit Patra said.

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