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Rahul Gandhi, family partially owned Kingfisher Airlines through proxy: BJP

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The BJP on Thursday alleged that the government gave "sweet deals" to Vijay Mallya, while claiming that Rahul Gandhi's family "partially owned the now-defunct Airlines through proxy".

"There are documents that show how the RBI and under Sonia Gandhi and had given sweet deals to Airlines," told the media.

"And it appears through these chain of documents that Airlines was owned not by but by the Gandhi family through proxy," he alleged showing the letters written by the Reserve Bank of (RBI) to the State Bank of (SBI) requesting for the restructuring of the loans of Kingfisher Airline

The accuracy of the documents could not be ascertained. There was no immediate response from Rahul Gandhi's office.

The BJP leader's remarks came a day after on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Minister while referring to the statement of alleging that he met the BJP before leaving the country.

Patra also alleged that the party has enough evidence which shows that was "using black money" and the Gandhi family was helping with sweet deals.

He said that travelled free in Kingfisher Airlines, which was once owned by Mallya.

"Rahul Gandhi took one crore loan from a shell company, we have the confession of the company Umashankar Gupta," Patra said.

The BJP also demanded that the "clear the air over his family's relations" with Mallya.

Mallya, who left on March 2, 2016, and is facing charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to around Rs 9,000 crore and fighting an extradition case, had told reporters in that he met the minister before leaving India and offered to settle with the banks.

However, Jaitley rejected Mallya's claim as factually false.

"My attention has been drawn to a statement made to the media by on having met me with an offer of settlement. The statement is factually false in as much as it does not reflect truth," Jaitley had said in a post.

Earlier in the day, told reporters that all the allegations against Jaitley were "false".

"All these allegations are false. I want to question one thing, all these remarks are being made after Rahul Gandhi's visit," Prasad said.

"Is there anything common between them (Mallya and Rahul Gandhi)?" the asked.

He also said that since 1947 till 2008 the banks in the country gave loans to the tune of Rs 18 lakh crore.

"And from 2008 to 2014 it increased to 52 lakh crore. So when Mallya got the maximum loan under which government you all know," Prasad added.



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First Published: Thu, September 13 2018. 13:58 IST