Union Minister Jitendra Singh today credited the BJP-led NDA government for its consistent efforts that resulted in the arrest of controversial industrialist Vijay Mallya in London. "Previous governments could not do anything about it.
It is certainly the success of this government, particularly Finance Ministry, whose efforts resulted in his (Mallya) arrest," said Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office. Earlier, the BJP said the arrest of Mallya, wanted in India for defaulting on loans, by UK authorities underlines the Modi government's will to act against people accused of defrauding public resources. It is a confirmation of the government's relentless efforts and commitment to act against those involved in illegal activities like generation of black money, the party said. Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender in India, was arrested by Scotland Yard on India's request for his extradition on fraud charges.