Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh claimed that Hemant Singh, the estranged husband of Raje, had admitted before a court that the palace was the property of the Rajasthan government.

He told reporters that several Revenue Department documents between 1954 and 2010 showed that the palace was a government property but Raje and Lalit Modi's company Niyant Heritage Hotels has turned it into a 'high end luxury hotel' and invested Rs 100 crore with no role of the state government.

Incidentally, this has happened post 2009 when the state was ruled by Congress. Ramesh said that Raje in her 2013 assembly poll affidavit had admitted having shares of the Niyant Heritage Hotels Pvt Ltd along with her MP son Dushyant Singh and daughter-in-law Niharika, and Lalit Modi.

"The election affidavit reflects that she own 3280 shares, her son and daughter-in-law about 3225 shares each and Lalit Modi's company Ananda Heritage Hotels Pvt Ltd 815 shares, establishing the financial relationship, partnership and investment of overseas money from a tax haven," he added.

He cited it proved her business partnership with the former IPL chief, who is now a 'fugitive'. The Congress leader alleged that Lalit Modi had used the 'Mauritius route' to invest in the company. He also took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, describing him as 'Swami Maunendra Baba' for his continued silence over the Lalitgate issue.

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