New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had offered to resign almost a week before the controversy over the help rendered by her to former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi in getting travel documents to the U.K. broke out but her offer was rejected by the RSS who intervened into the matter.
According to sources, the media which broke the news of the alleged help by the minister had sent an e-mail to Sushma Swaraj almost a week before seeking her response on the issue following which she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and informed him about the matter.
On the following day a meeting was conducted with senior BJP and RSS leaders where Sushma had offered to resign to save the Government from any sort of embarrassment but was stopped from taking the step by RSS leaders.
According to the RSS leaders she had not done anything wrong. A plan was chalked out in the meeting to defend the minister following which BJP president Amit Shah, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and RSS leader Indresh Kumar supported her role in the issue.