Lalit Modi row: Congress asks Vasundhra Raje to quit along with Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi: With the latest revelations in Modigate drawing Vasundhra Raje into the controversy, Congress today demanded that Rajasthan Chief Minister also resign along with External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Swaraj should step down and Raje should also resign for "helping Lalit Modi, an economic offender and fugitive," spokesperson Shobha Ojha told reporters.
Ojha also targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his silence in the matter so far showed that "there is a mute support by the PM to these leaders".
Besides, she said the party wanted a Supreme Court monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) to go into the Modigate.
She dismissed as laughable BJP's charge that Congress was targeting women leaders of BJP.
"Since they want to hide their crimes, they are raising the gender issue which is condemnable and laughable," she said.
Taking a dig at Modi government, she said that Modigate showed "achche din" for economic offenders like Latit Modi with the entire government coming to his rescue.
Raje and Swaraj stand "exposed for helping Lalit Modi", she alleged.