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Arun Jaitley Replies For Mallya’s False Claim

The two national parties, BJP & Congress, locked horns on Wednesday as India’s most wanted businessman who’s facing extradition, Vijay Mallya surprisingly told media reporters in London that he met the finance minister before leaving the country. 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. I met the finance minister before I left, repeated my offer to settle with the banks. That is the truth.’ However, he did not mention that it was Arun Jaitley.
Shortly after the story surfaced, the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took to his official Facebook page saying that the statement made by Vijay Mallya to media is ‘factually false’, adding that he has not given him an appointment in since 2014. ‘So, the question of his having met me does not arise,’ he clarified.
Jaitley, in his long post, said that since Vijay Mallya was a Rajya Sabha member and he occasionally attended the House, he misused that privilege on one occasion while I was walking out the house to go my room.’ 
Referring a short conversation where Arun did not allow Mallya to proceed further, the Union Minister said ‘I told him there was no point talking to me and he must make offers to his bankers.’
As soon as Jaitley’s clarification came out, BJP leaders attacked Congress by saying ‘it has clearly exposed the false stand of Congress and Vijay Mallya’.

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