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Mallya's meet with FM cannot be casual: Congress

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

on Wednesday said that fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya's claimed meeting with the could not have been a "passing, casual, walking meeting" in Parliament. The party also accused the (BJP) of allowing Mallya, diamantaire and nephew with "impunity".

Senior said, "Phrase used by today is that 'he met FM'. But 'met the FM' does not suggest a passing, casual, walking meeting inside the House of I think more categorical and detailed response must be had. Question remains how could he have left after everyone knew of debts and NPAs?"

Singhvi's comments were in reaction to Mallya's statement, claiming, "I met the before I left." did not take the name of the However, left in March 2016 when was holding the post of

"has been repeatedly asserting for last over 18 months that not only but Nirav Modi, Choksi and many others have been allowed (to leave) with impunity," Singhvi further said.

Congress spokesperson also took a jibe at the Finance Minister following Mallya's statement. He tweeted, "After Mallya reveals his 'consultation meetings' before his smooth escape, with - one thing is clear - BJP is running "tour travels and immigration" agency for "loot scoot & settle abroad" brigade."

When Mallya was asked by a if somebody had tipped him off, he said: "I had a scheduled meeting in I met the Finance Minister before I left, repeated my offer to settle with the banks.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 20:26 IST