Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya claims that he had met Jaitly, before he was leaving India, turns to be a big embarrassment to the finance minister Arun Jaitly. Now be came target to host of his adversaries within the BJP, besides are opposition.
Controversial BJP MP Dr Subramanian Swamy leaves no opportunity to shoot fire against Arun Jaitly, who was reportedly responsible for denying BJP seat for him to contest in 2014 pllos. He come out with a startling revalation, spreading strong suspicions against Jaitly. Taking to Twitter, Swamy said, “I learn from my sources that the Lookout Notice issued by CBI for Mallya was modified from “Block Departure” to “Report Departure” on October 24, 2015 on orders from someone in MoF. Who?”
His twitter response came after few hours of Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s tweet asking Jaitly to step down following “extremely serious” allegation made by Mallya. Mallya, facing charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to around Rs 9,000 crore and fighting an extradition case, told reporters in London yesterday he met the finance minister before leaving India and told him he’s going to London and offered to settle with the banks. Rahul also demanded that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi should immediately order an independent probe into the matter.
Jaitley, however, rubbished Mallya’s statement, saying he never gave him an appointment since 2014. “Since 2014, I have never given him any appointment and the question of his having met me does not arise,” he said. Jaitley added that since Mallya was a member of the Rajya Sabha, he had “misused the privilege” on one occasion.
Jaitley’s clarification didn’t cool political tempers. Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala too slammed the BJP in a tweet saying, “After Mallya reveals his ‘consultation meetings’, before his smooth escape, with Fiscal Mismanagement Blog Minister Jaitley — one thing is clear — BJP is running “tour travels & immigration” agency for [the] “loot scoot & settle abroad” brigade.”