What he said:
“I wanted to give Modi no ground for complaint.”
Manohar—a lawyer by profession—said:
The truth is he called me sometime in early May 2010, and told me that he would be making an allegation (questioning my neutrality) against me in the media. He said, ‘The truth is only known to you and me and I know that as per your nature you will not speak to the media.’ He also told me that Srinivasan was also involved in a few wrongdoings. I told Modi to point those out and assured him of action against Srinivasan too if he was indeed involved. He never got back.
What Shashank Manohar really meant:
“Lalit Modi made his point. Ipso facto, I recused myself.”
What Shashank Manohar definitely didn’t:
“Cleaning the BCCI’s Augean stables is right up my alley.”