Indian origin British MP Keith Vaz re-elected chairman of Home Panel

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London, June 19: Indian origin British MP Keith Vaz has been re-elected as chairman of Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC), media reported.

Vaz, the senior Labour Party leader, whose name recently figured in the Lalit Modi saga, received 412 votes against 192 won by fellow Labour MP Fiona MacTaggart.

Keith Vaz re-elected chairman of HASC

The Sunday Times had accused Vaz of using his public position, as the chair of the HASC, to allegedly pressurise the immigration authorities to facilitate the travel papers for the IPL founder Lalit Modi.

Keith Vaz, born to Goan parents, holds the credit of being longest serving Asian MP in Britain.

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Keith Vaz was re-elected from his Leicester East stronghold at the May 7 general election. He secured 61% of the votes. Vaz has been appointed by acting leader of the opposition Harriet Harman.

He was Britain's Minister for Europe under Tony Blair.

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