Firstly, let me point out that I am NOT a supporter of either Sushma Swaraj OR Lalit Modi. In fact, I strongly disapprove of their views and methods (Not like it matters. I do not approve of a lot of issues, views and individuals).
That said, I honestly can't figure out what all the noise is about? Aisa kya ho gayaa bhai? A well connected man called in a few favours. Pulled a few strings. Is that really surprising?
It's not as if Lalit Modi is accused of war crimes or genocide (interestingly enough, as I type this out - it's being reported that President Bashir just flew out of SA). It's not as if Lalit Modi is a wanted terrorist.
I would even go as far as saying - For a change, it was nice to see the government machinery of two countries actually managing to accomplish something that made a difference at least to one family. At least (on the face of it) this SEEMS like a selfless act on the part of the MPs.
Of course, it would be even better if the government was just as much sympathetic and accessible to those of us who aren't as well off or well connected. But that is obviously asking for too much.
I am sure if the opposing Indian politicians were to just glance at the state of affairs in the country, they will be able to identify a lot more serious issues for which they SHOULD demand an answer or explanation from the present government and its ministers. Issues that are actually relevant.
Lalit Modi and his IPL stunt OR his travel to Portugal OR his emails to the Swaraj family do not really qualify as relevant issues. At best, it will allow the opposition to score some cheap debating points.
Sigh… For once… just once… can we have a responsible opposition in the parliament?!