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Jaitley-Mallya 'meeting': Kejriwal calls it 'absolutely shocking'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Chief Minister on Wednesday called the 'meeting' of fugitive business tycoon and Jaitley "absolutely shocking".

Mallya, who was wanted in for his alleged role in a multi-crore bank loan fraud case, on Wednesday claimed that he met Jaitley before leaving in 2016. However, Jaitley rejected Mallya's claim that they met two years ago.

"ought to respond. Obviously, PM knew about it," Kejriwal said.

In a series of tweets, Kejriwal first called the meeting "absolutely shocking" and later questioned the for hiding this information.

"PM Modi meets before he flees the country. FM meets before he flees What transpired in these meetings? People want to know," Kejriwal said.

"Why did the Finance Minister hide this information till now?" he added.

Former Finance Minister tweeted saying "entire BJP must come clean on its relations with Mallya."

Senior blamed CBI for lowering its lookout notice.

"Mallya says he met Jaitley to offer a settlement and told him he was going abroad. Jaitley says no particular settlement was offered. Whatever the truth, there is no denying that CBI lowered its lookout notice from 'detain' to 'inform', to allow his escape," Bhushan said.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 23:24 IST
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