New Delhi, June 20: BJP leader BJP leaderSubramanian Swamy who is known for giving shocking and controversial statements has done yet again.
Swamy has said that Congress vice presidentRahul Gandhi was caught with 1.60 lakh dollar and white powder by US police in 2001.
BJP leader has given this statement while defending embattled Rajasthan Chief MinisterVasundhara Raje, who is embroiled in the ‘Lalitgate’ controversy.
According to a report in Hindi daily, Swamy who had come at Jodhpur court for defending Asaram Bapu said that Raje didn’t do anything wrong in Lalit Modi controversy. “To help someone in getting Indian passport doesn’t fall in the category of any crime”, furious Swamy said.
Supporting Raje, peeved Swamy said that when Rahul Gandhi was caught by US police, Sonia Gandhi had called up then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
It was Vajpayee who then rang up American President Jorge Bush and got Rahul Gandhi released.
Swamy who reportedly had reiterated this statement many a times in the past may face flak from the Opposition.
Earlier, Swamy termed Vasundhara Raje ‘Jhansi ki Rani’, who is “capable of sailing through any controversy on her own”.
On asking about why party leaders left her to fend for herself, Swamy said, “She is capable of protecting herself very well. She does not need the support of any party cadre. “What Raje did was just a small favour to an old friend on humanitarian ground, which was not a crime”.