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Congress slams Jaitley after Mallya says he met him, demands response from government

IANS  |  New Delhi 

As on Wednesday said he had met Minister Jaitley before leaving the country, the took a dig at him dubbing him as "fiscal mismanagement blog minister" and demanded a detailed response and disclosure from the government and inquiry into his claims.

The said the BJP is running a "tour, travels and immigration" agency for "loot, scoot and settle abroad" brigade.

"After reveals his 'consultation meetings' before his smooth escape, with Sh Jaitley, one thing is clear: BJP is running a tour, travels and immigration agency for loot, scoot and settle abroad brigade," Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted.

The fugitive liquor baron, wanted in for his alleged role in a multi-crore bank loan fraud case, claimed on Wednesday that he had met the Minister before leaving in 2016 and made an offer of settlement.

"I had a scheduled meeting in I met the Minister before I left...repeated my offer to settle with the banks. That is the truth," he told reporters outside a where he is contesting an extradition case filed by Indian authorities.

said Congress demands a proper response from the government, which is formal, structured, detailed and comprehensive. "We are not making value judgments. Nation needs to know and government needs to answer," said Singhvi.

"Congress has been repeatedly asserting for the last over 18 months that not only but Nirav Modi, and so many others have been allowed to leave with impunity and with enormous mounting bank debts," he said.

Singhvi said: "The phrase used by Mallya is that he met the finance minister. I know there is a clarification, but 'met the finance minister' does not suggest a passing, casual, walking meeting inside the House of or in Parliament."

He said: "I think a more categorical and a more detailed response must be made. We had earlier photographs of and others being photographed in and in with "



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 23:06 IST