Jaitley gives clean chit to all BJP leaders

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday gave a clean chit to all BJP leaders, saying that no ministers in his party are ‘tainted’.

On his arrival in the national capital after his visit to the US, Jaitley was asked to comment upon the recent controversies surrounding members of his party. While initially declining to comment, the Finance Minister simply said, “Well, there is nobody who is tainted please.”

The BJP, which has been defending External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj despite opposition demands that she be sacked for helping Lalit Modi, was hit with another worry last week when the former IPL boss claimed that Raje secretly supported his immigration plea in Britain.

The opposition mounted pressure on Raje after the emergence of a letter reportedly carrying her signature, in which she backs Lalit Modi’s application in the UK.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde is at the centre of a Rs 206 crore scale, while a Delhi court agreed to hear a complaint against Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani over her educational qualifications. 


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