Vasundhara Recommended LaMo for Padma Award in 2007


New Delhi: Trouble seems to be precipitating for Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje over the LalitGate, as media reports suggest that Raje has recommended Modi for Padma Awards in 2007.

According to a news in a daily Raje has forwarded Lalit Modi’s name on July 28, 2007 through the sports council. In its recommendation, the state government has cited Modi’s vast business empire and his contributions in development of cricket in the state as a ground for the award. The recommendation letter also mentioned how Modi helped the state in organising six matches of Champions League.

The Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is in the dock for giving an affidavit in favour of Lalit Modi, who is facing ED probe into alleged money laundering in connection with organising of IPL tournament.

Lalit Modi has made London his home to avoid legal processes in India since 2010.

Dushyant Singh, son of Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, has also been under attack over reports that his company received Rs 11.63 crore in investments from Modi in 2008.