Expressing his views for the first time since the Lalit Modi row broke out, former finance minister P. Chidambaram urged the BJP government led by PM Narendra Modi to use his authority to bring back the former IPL chief to India to face the probe by the enforcement directorate on the Foreign Exchange Management (FEMA) violations.
“Who took the decision not to file against the Delhi high court order that restored passport to Lalit Modi,” Chidambaram asked.
Further, Chidambaram said the letters written to the UK officials on Lalit Modi case during UPA rule should be released as they will giving a fitting reply to the former IPL chief’s accusations against him and the Congress.
“The complete answer to Lalit Modi’s accusations against UPA can be found in the letters to the UK Chancellor. Release them,” Chidambaram, tweeted.
His reaction came a day after Lalit Modi accused the Congress and Chidambaram of making him a target of “political vendetta” in the aftermath of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor losing his ministerial job following the IPL scam.