Reacting to the fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya’s claim that he met the Finance Minister before leaving the country, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that the Minister should tell the country what transpired in the meeting.
The Chief Minister in a series of tweets, said,’’Finance Minister ought to respond. Obviously, PM knew about it. Why did the Finance Minister hide this information till now?.”
“PM Modi meets Neerav Modi before he flees the country. FM meets Vijay Mallya before he flees India. What transpired in these meetings? People want to know,” Mr Kejriwal asked.
AAP’s spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj, in a tweet said, “Senior Finance Minister should explain the nation about this meeting ?.”
Vijay Mallya, who is facing money laundering charges in multi-crore fraud case in India, on Wednesday claimed that he met the finance minster before leaving the country.
Speaking outside a London court, Mallya said, “I met the finance minister before I left and repeated my offer to settle.” Arun Jaitley was the finance minister when Mallya left India. Mallya spoke to reporters during hearing of his extradition case.