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Vasundhara Raje may come face to face with Shah, Rajnath tomorrow

PTI 18 Jun 2015, 23:37:02 IST

New Delhi:  As Opposition mounted pressure for removal of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on 'Lalit Modigate' row, she is expected to meet BJP chief Amit Shah and Home Minister Rajnath Singh tomorrow  on the sidelines of a function in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab.

Speculation raged whether the BJP leadership would discuss with her the issue of her continuance in the wake of damaging disclosures that she had purportedly signed a secret witness document favouring Lalit Modi's immigration plea in a London court.

Significance is also being attached as none of the BJP central leaders or from the government have come to her defence in the last 48 hours since the issue came out in public.

Sources close to Raje said that she will participate in the celebrations of 350 years of Anandpur Sahib, one of the key shrines of Sikhs.

"As per the programme, she is slated to go to Punjab tomorrow," said a state official.

Sources in Punjab said that Raje will fly to Anandpur Sahib from Jaipur tomorrow morning, where she will share the dais with Shah, Rajnath and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during the celebrations.

Raje had spoken to Shah over phone on Wednesday to explain her position in the row involving former IPL boss Lalit Modi who claimed she had supported his immigration plea in Britain.

Congress has been demanding her imediate resignation along with that of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, saying they have no right to continue in office after helping the former IPC Chairman who is facing money laundering and other charges.