NEW DELHI, June 26 (IANS): Former IPL chief Lalit Modi has said he bumped into Congress president Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka and her husband in a London restaurant last year, sparking an attack from the BJP.
"Happy to meet the Gandhi family in London. I had run into Robert (Vadra) and Priyanka separately in a restaurant," tweeted Modi, who is embroiled in a huge row over his alleged financial irregularities.
He said the Gandhi couple was with Timmy Sarna, who is with DLF Brands Ltd. "They can call me. Will tell them what I feel about them exactly," he said.
"Will mince no words. Will make no deal...
"If I remember correctly, it was last year and the year before. Doubt either reported it to anyone. They were in power then," he said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party asked Sonia Gandhi to explain the meeting claimed by Modi since her Congress party is demanding with resignation of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over her links with Modi.
"The Congress must explain. Why Mrs Gandhi is silent?" asked BJP's Sambit Patra.
The Congress hit back, saying Priyanka Gandhi and Robert Vadra had committed no crime.
"No crime if Priyanka, Robert Vadra met Lalit Modi in London," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told reporters here. He said they met Modi in a crowded restaurant.