Investigate who diluted Mallya's lookout notice: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy

Posted September 14, 2018

"We have proof that Rahul Gandhi was using black money and the Gandhi family was helping Vijay Mallya with sweet deals", News18 quoted BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra as saying at the news conference in New Delhi.

Jaitley said Mallya "misused" the privilege of being a Rajya Sabha MP to catch him in corridors of Parliament.

. You did not stop him because you were colluding with him.

Meanwhile, in an all-out attack against the Congress, the BJP on Thursday alleged that the previous UPA government had given a "sweet deal" to the beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines to keep it afloat and suggested that the airline was perhaps owned by the Gandhi family.

Kingfisher ultimately had to be grounded in October 2012 under a burden of over Rs 9,000 crore of unpaid loans and several other liabilities including defaults on employee salaries and other payments.

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Amidst the blood bath, the big question that continues to stick out is who toned down Mallya's look-out notice?

Pradhan said the government would try and bring back Mallya as long as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is at the helm.

Senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy said it is an undeniable fact that liquor baron Vijay Mallya told Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament that he was leaving for London.

Seeking to shift the blame, the BJP leaders including top Union ministers alleged many Congress leaders had tried to save Mallya and his sinking business empire.

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Before attending the Westminster Magistrates" Court, the former Kingfisher Boss was inundated with many journalist questions and to one of their asks, he said "I left because I had a scheduled meeting in Geneva.

Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said the UPA government had violated all norms for Mallya and Kingfisher Airlines since 2010. "Finance Minister Jaitley must resign and this should be investigated", he said.

Joining the chorus, activist Shehzad Poonawalla, who often supports the ruling party in thrashing the Congress, claimed Rahul had met Punjab National Bank fraud-accused Nirav Modi at a plush hotel in the national capital in 2013, a charge denied by the opposition party.

The statement from the Finance Minister came minutes after Mallya claimed that met Jaitley before fleeing out of the country and offered to settle the amount he owed to the banks. "It was agreed that they would meet Monday morning to get an order from the Supreme Court restraining Mallya from leaving the country".

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"The criminal had told him, "I am going to run away to London".