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Rahul demands Jaitley's resignation over Mallya's claim

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Hours after fugitive liquor baron claimed that he met Union Jaitley before leaving India, asked the latter to step down from the post.

Gandhi took to and said that should order an independent probe into the matter.

"Given Vijay Mallya's extremely serious allegations in today, the PM should immediately order an independent probe into the matter. Jaitley should step down as while this probe is underway," the tweeted.

Earlier today, Mallya, who left in March 2016, claimed that he had met the before leaving for "I met the Finance Minister before I left," Mallya claimed outside where his extradition case is being heard.

Meanwhile, PL told ANI that he saw both Jaitley and Mallya having a discussion in the of the Parliament. "I saw both Jaitley and having a discussion in the of the Parliament. This can be verified with CCTV footage from that day," said.

However, Jaitley has rebuffed the claims by Mallya and said that he never gave any appointment to the latter since 2014.

In a press statement issued on Wednesday, Jaitley said: "The statement (by Vijay Mallya) is factually false in as much as it does not reflect truth. Since 2014, I have never given him any appointment to meet me and the question of his having met me does not arise."

Mallya, who is wanted in for defaulting on to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore, has been in the UK since March 2016.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 23:35 IST