On Wednesday, Vijay Mallya, the fugitive tycoon, stated that he had actually met Arun Jaitley in 2016 before he left India. However, this claim was shrug off by the Finance Minister saying that it is factually false.
The liquid baron who is crossing over 62-year of age is now facing the problem of money laundering and fraud. He spoke with the reporter’s right outside the UK court when he was asked for a hearing for the extradition to India. When he was asked about his tipped off to leave India, he responded, "I left because I had a scheduled meeting in Geneva. I met the finance minister before I left, repeated my offer to settle with the banks. That is the truth,"
However, he had not named anyone but he did mention that he clearly told him that he will be leaving for London.
In 2016, the Finance Minister was none other than Arun Jaitley during the time Mallya left India have denied all the claims on Facebook and even on the comment on the media. He said that he never had an appointment with him after he becomes the minister in 2014 and that the fugitive liquor baron is apparently misusing his position to accost him in parliament.
The total overdue loan on Mallya is Rs 9,000 crore to his Kingfisher Airline now-defunct as the bluff offers.
Jaitley posted on Facebook, "Since 2014, I have never given him any appointment to meet me and the question of his having met me does not arise," "He misused that privilege (of being an MP) on one occasion while I was walking out of the House to go to my room. He paced up to catch up with me and while walking uttered a sentence that 'I am making an offer of settlement'... Having been fully briefed about his earlier 'bluff offers', without allowing him to proceed with the conversation, I curtly told him 'there was no point talking to me and he must make offers to his bankers',"
Given Vijay Mallya’s extremely serious allegations in London today, the PM should immediately order an independent probe into the matter. Arun Jaitley should step down as FInance Minister while this probe is underway.
On this, Rahul Gandhi also tweeted saying, “Given Vijay Mallya’s extremely serious allegations in London today, the PM should immediately order an independent probe into the matter. Arun Jaitley should step down as Finance Minister while this probe is underway.”
There are many leaders who stepped forward and claimed that serious investigation must be done on this. No comments are yet made by PM Narendra Modi.