news Monday, June 15, 2015 - 05:30
  News of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj allegedly misusing her position to help Lalit Modi visit Portugal has kicked up a political and media storm. It was the British media which first reported the news, and picked up by the Indian media on Sunday, but has now turned into a full-fledged slugfest. Some of this is being played out on twitter as well. Read: Times Now questions Sushma, fellow journalists grill Arnab Here are four key parts of the mudslinging that you need to know about: Lalit Modi's tweets Lalit Modi on Monday shot of a series of tweets, containing images of his conversation with a reporter of Times Now, and said that the reporter did not read out his full version on TV. He had called the reporter's boss 'a big fat monkey.' Here are the tweets in images: Where did Dawood Ibrahim come from? Criticising Swaraj’s actions AAP leader Ashutosh asked her if she would help out anybody just because he was Indian. The example he chose, was underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. He told ANI: “Dawood Ibrahim was also an Indian, if something happens with his family, will Sushma Swaraj help him out?” Sushma Swaraj takes on Times Now Swaraj took on Times Now’s Executive Editor Navika Kumar, who had joined the channel as its Political Editor. Look who is preaching propriety - of all the persons Navika Kumar ! — Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 15, 2015 Subramanian Swamy's allegations Swamy tweeted alleging that Times Now had fudged the emails. The tweet has been favorite over 1,000 times and re-tweeted over 1,800 times since it was posted early on June 15.  Times Now cannot be believed on Sushma till Govt confirms. We PTs know that Arnab is a liar and a forgery master. — Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) June 14, 2015