‘Rahul must clarify ties between his family and Mallya’: BJP hits back

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‘Rahul must clarify ties between his family and Mallya’: BJP hits back

In fact, as early as June this year, BJP's Rajya Sabha MP, Subramanian Swamy had hinted about Mallya's meeting with an unnamed but powerful person in the Narendra Modi government before he left India.

In a lookout circular issued on 16 October 2015, CBI said if Mallya tries to leave the country, he should be detained at the exit point.

In a statement issued on Facebook, the Finance Minister said that Mallya's statement is "factually false". 'So, the question of his having met me does not arise, ' he clarified.

He wrote, "Since he was a Member of Rajya Sabha and he occasionally attended the House, he misused that privilege on one occasion while I was walking out of the House to go to my room".

He said Mallya, while walking alongside, "uttered a sentence that "I am making an offer of settlement".

As he headed inside the court, Mallya told reporters that he had offered a "comprehensive" settlement.

"I did not even receive the papers he was holding in his hand", Jaitley said.

"The government of India case that there was some secret pocket of knowledge about losses within Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) which were not revealed to the banks is utterly unfounded", said Montgomery.

Mark Summers, the lawyer acting for the Indian government, said it was not their case that Mallya had taken out the loans intending that the airline should fail, but his intention was if it did, he would not have to repay them.

Shortly later, Jaitley hit back and rejected Mallya's claim that the fugitive businessman met him before he left India two years ago.

Kejriwal's other tweet read, "PM Modi meets Neerav Modi before he flees the country".

Earlier in the day, Congress president Rahul Gandhi while addressing a press conference on the matter along with party spokespersons accused the finance minister of "colluding" with the fugitive liquor baron and demanded that he (Jaitley) should tender his resignation.

Vijay Mallya has run away after looting money from banks and the government had this information. "If I am wrong, I will resign from politics", Punia said.

"I am a scapegoat".

Adding another twist to the Vijay Mallya saga, a UK court today set December 10 as the date for the verdict on Vijay Mallyas's extradition from United Kingdom.

He sarcastically described the video of Barrack 12 at Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail, which has been prepared for him, as "very impressive". He has been engaged in a legal battle over his extradition to India on charges of banking fraud and money laundering amounting to around Rs 9,000 crore.

He claimed that Rahul Gandhi was on the backfoot in the case of Kingfisher Airlines and its promoter Vijay Mallya as well as the entire Gandhi family travelled on the airline and their travel was upgraded to business class for free.

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