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Not only Jaitley, entire BJP must come clean on relations with Mallya: Yashwant Sinha

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former BJP leader Sinha said Wednesday that the entire BJP leadership, not just Jaitley, must come clean on its ties with embattled liquor tycoon

Sinha's remarks came soon after Mallya, facing charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to around Rs 9,000 crore, said in that he met the before leaving last year.

"Not only the minister, the entire BJP must come clean on its relations with Vijay Mallya," tweeted Sinha, a former union who has been critical of Jaitley and his handling of the ministry.

Mallya, the 62-year-old former boss, who arrived in to appear before the in a case regarding his extradition to to face the trial on fraud and money laundering charges, was asked by reporters if he was "tipped off" to leave the country.

"I left because I had a scheduled meeting in I met the finance minister before I left, repeated my offer to settle with the banks. That is the truth," he responded, without naming the minister.

Jaitley was the finance minister in 2016 when left

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 19:20 IST