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Unholy nexus

Print edition : July 10, 2015

Lalit Modi with Sushma Swaraj at an Indian Premier League match in New Delhi in 2010. Photo: PTI

Lalati Modi with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah before the start of the Indian Premier League match in Jaipur on May 17, 2008. Modi presented a cheque for Rs.6 crore towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund on behalf of the IPL. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

Sushma Swaraj and her husband Swaraj Kaushal. Photo: KAMAL SINGH/PTI

Keith Vaz, Britain's Labour Party MP whose help Sushma Swaraj sought for Lalit Modi. Photo: REUTERS

Dushyant Singh, BJP MP and Vasundhara Raje's son, whose business links with Lalit Modi are in focus. Photo: RAJEEV BHATT

Revelations of misuse of power by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to help controversial cricket organiser Lalit Modi drags the two leaders and the “strong and united” BJP and Narendra Modi government into dire straits. The episode also brings to the fore the big leadership tussle going on in the party.

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