Jaitley 'lying', Cong leader saw Mallya 'talking discreetly' to FM: Rahul Gandhi

Arun Jaitley was the Finance Minister in 2016 when Mallya left India

On Wednesday, 12th September, Mallya reached the London's Westminster Magistrates court where it has been chose to announce the verdict for fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya's extradition case on the 10th of December.

However, in a series of tweets Finance Minister Arjun Jaitley labeled Mallya's claim as "false".

Rahul said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi decides everything in the government and asked if it was Jaitley who had agreed to let fugitive Mallya run away from the country or if the order had come from the prime minister.

In response to Mallya's statement, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the businessman's claim are "factually false" as it does not reflect the truth. What transpired in these meetings?

Targetting Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Sambit Patra said people who are out on bail should not question innocent people.

Earlier Mallya had said that he met Jaitley and repeated his offer to settle the loans. "He (Mallya) was given a free passage out of the country by the Finance Minister", said Rahul.

Jaitley rubbished Mallya's statement, saying he never gave him an appointment since 2014 but the liquor baron misused his position as Rajya Sabha MP to accost him in Parliament.

Soon after Jaitley's rebuttal, Mallya appeared to tone down the seriousness of his claim, saying it was not a "formal meeting" and he only "happened to meet" the minister, when he told him he was going to London.

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.

Congress leader PL Punia said he witness Mallya meeting Jaitley in Parliament during 2016 Budget session. Congress demanded explanation from government on how Mallya was allowed to leave the country.

CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said Mallya's escape reconfirmed how Modi government "enables big defaulters to loot public money and scoot".

"I did not even receive the papers he was holding in his hand", Jaitley said. The London court was hearing the closing arguments in the extradition case against Mallya on Wednesday, as well as review the video of jail cell prepared for him by the Indian authorities.

The verdict in the extradition case will be announced on December 10.

Jaitley probably owes another clarification on why he gave a major miss to Mallya's clue on the great escape to United Kingdom, the dream safe haven for a number of fraudsters. There are CCTV cameras, we can all see that for proof. "The notice issued for Vijay Mallya was changed to the inform notice".

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