"There is nobody who is tainted please," Jaitley told reporters at the Delhi airport after his return from the US. Another senior minister, M Venkaiah Naidu, said Narendra Modi government is working in the 'most honest and transparent' manner blamed some 'unhappy people' for the outcry over Raje's help to the former IPL boss.

"As far as party is concerned everything is happening positively," he said as reporters sought to know BJP leadership's stand on the raging row.
Their defence of the formidable Rajasthan leader, who has led party to its biggest Assembly as well Lok Sabha win, came after she dismissed media reports against her as 'untrue' and aimed at 'harming her politically'.
Faced with a relentless Opposition attack, BJP fought back, claiming that the details of the matter involving Raje's help to tainted former IPL boss Lalit Modi were yet not clear and nor was the authenticity of the documents carrying her purported signature.

"What is the impropriety in the case of Raje? These are only some documents. Their authenticity is yet to be proved. Did she testify before any court and before a judge? Has UK government said anything?" party spokesperson Sambit Patra said.

He also played up the family relations between Raje and the former IPL Commissioner to suggest that she might have helped him as a long time friend.

The Congress and the AAP intensified their demand for the resignation of Raje as Chief Minister by holding protests in the national capital.

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