Jaitley denies Mallya met him before leaving India

Met finance minister before leaving the country Vijay Mallya

The 62-year-old former Kingfisher Airlines boss told reporters in London that he met the minister and offered to settle with the banks.

"Today we have a categorical assertion by Mallya about the number of times he met the finance minister to have some resolution of his dues with banks".

The leader of India's opposition Congress Party has called for the resignation of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over what he termed an act of "collusion" in the case of Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya - an accusation Jaitley denies. In this case, Mallya being a Rajya Sabha member should have sought leave of absence from the House before leaving.

"Full and complete and accurate information was provided and I can demonstrate that", Montgomery said, saying suggestions that there was a "secret package of knowledge" about Kingfisher's financial position which was not provided to IDBI were "utterly unfounded".

"My attention has been drawn to a statement made to the media by Vijay Mallya on having met me with an offer of settlement".

"I did not even receive the papers he was holding in his hand", Jaitley said. Mallya is wanted in India for allegedly defaulting on bank loans to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore.

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury said: "As with the Rafale scam and the Choksi scam, this latest revelation by Mallya puts the Modi govt in the dock".

"The video clearly shows the gloom that settles on this building, which is encased in what is effectively a steel oven", Montgomery said, as part of the defence arguments in favour of a court-led independent inspection of the jail cell to ensure it meets the UK's human rights obligations.

More news: Another hurricane is barreling toward Hawaii

Vijay Mallya arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain, September 12, 2018.

He did not do either of these and chose to recall the event only after Mallya's revelation appeared to have left him embarrassed.

Jaitley said he had never given Mallya any appointment to meet him since 2014 and "the question of his having met me does not arise". "My conscience is clear and (I) put nearly Rs 15,000 crore worth of assets on the table of the Karnataka High Court", he said. I feel like a scapegoat.

Mallya's claim has whipped up a political storm in India, with the Congress party accusing Jaitley of providing a safe passage to Mallya.

He sarcastically described the video of Barrack 12 at Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail, which has been prepared for him, as "very impressive".

He claimed that Rahul Gandhi was on the backfoot in the case of Kingfisher Airlines and its promoter Vijay Mallya as well as the entire Gandhi family traveled on the airline and their travel was upgraded to business class for free.

Mallya, 62, is fighting numerous lawsuits in the United Kingdom and back home over fraud and money-laundering allegations as well as an extradition to India.

Related News:

  • Naomi Osaka set to sign a megadeal with Adidas

    Naomi Osaka set to sign a megadeal with Adidas

    Once renewed, she can be part of Forbes' list of highest-paid women in sports, possibly placing second-just below Serena. Open and Kei (Nishikori) was doing well".
    Financial data of nearly  400,000 British Airways customers stolen in data breach

    Financial data of nearly 400,000 British Airways customers stolen in data breach

    Cruz said the airline immediately contacted customers when the extent of the breach became clear. The airline said the incident has been resolved and all systems are working normally.

    Trump says he could meet Russian Federation investigation special counsel ‘under certain circumstances’

    Breen argued that those comments influenced Papadopoulos's decision to lie to the Federal Bureau of Investigation . Papadopoulos said to me himself, he had just come from the inauguration of the president of the United States".
  • Trump threatens tariffs on all imports from China

    Trump threatens tariffs on all imports from China

    On Friday President Trump said he was prepared to punish China with additional duties, this time on $267 billion in Chinese goods. China plans to tax an additional $60 billion in U.S. products if the Trump administration expands its hit list by $200 billion.
    Ex-Trump aide George Papadopoulos jailed for lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Ex-Trump aide George Papadopoulos jailed for lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation

    He is the first former campaign aide to be sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. Stephanopoulos asked the couple about a Democratic National Committee lawsuit suggesting that Mifsud might be dead.
    IPhone XS, Apple Watch Series 4, and more

    IPhone XS, Apple Watch Series 4, and more

    Finally, as expected, AirPods 2 will show up, as will AirPower, the wireless charging pad that was announced at last year's event. This will only be possible on Wednesday when Apple will present the new products at the Steve Jobs Theater on their own campus.
  • Form Marcus Rashford Reminds United Fans What He Can Do

    Form Marcus Rashford Reminds United Fans What He Can Do

    Marcus Rashford is ahead of where Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane were at his age - but needs to be made to feel "important". He's had a lot of attention on him over the summer, over possibly going to other teams but I'm glad he's stayed here.
    'Monster' Hurricane Florence takes aim at U.S. Southeast

    'Monster' Hurricane Florence takes aim at U.S. Southeast

    Hoffman, along with Billy Sample and Sample's wife, say they've got homes to keep an eye on and pets to worry about. More than 1.7 million people were warned to evacuate and get out of the way of the "life-threatening" storm's path.
    Nadal and del Potro meet again in a Grand Slam showdown

    Nadal and del Potro meet again in a Grand Slam showdown

    Djokovic said: "Seeing the consistency of the results I've had here, probably it has been my most successful Grand Slam". It was shortly after that triumph nine years ago in NY that del Potro's surgery on his dominant right wrist happened.
  • North Korea holds military parade to celebrate 70th anniversary

    North Korea holds military parade to celebrate 70th anniversary

    One display showed the map of a unified Korea with the dates of the three joint declarations the North has made with South Korea. Kim observed the event along with Chinese leader Xi Jinping's envoy Li Zhanshu, but he did not deliver a speech to the public.
    Dallas officer kills man after entering wrong apartment

    Dallas officer kills man after entering wrong apartment

    According to a news release, preliminary information suggested that the officer came home in uniform after working a full shift. Police have not said if the officer fired because she thought the man was an intruder in her home or if she had another reason.
    Nations League: England's Harry Kane to wear golden boots against Spain

    Nations League: England's Harry Kane to wear golden boots against Spain

    Kane was the second England player to win the Golden Boot at a World Cup after Gary Lineker in 1986. They will not be a walkover, this is a top nation and we need to be wary of them.


Most liked

Hurricane Florence map uses an unfortunate graphic to display devastation
Many people in coastal communities have followed the mandatory evacuation orders, but some are vowing to stay put and ride it out.

Packers taking it day by day with Aaron Rodgers
Kirk took a few sacks, but did not turn the ball over on a day where his counterpart did so three times. It's why the Packers aren't taking any chances on his knee, which Rodgers says is "sprained".

Larger iPhones revealed: Dual SIM XS, XS Max in new gold, 512GB
As a point of comparison, the regular Xs costs £999 (the same price as last year's iPhone X) and the iPhone XR will start at £749. Apple introduced three updated versions of its iPhone X handset and a watch that detects an irregular heartbeat on Wednesday.

Tough coalition talks ahead as Sweden's far-right gains
Even with a third place, the Sweden Democrats is in a position to shake things up in the upcoming negotiations. It is obvious, he continued, "that the people in Sweden have realized the real difficulties we are facing".

Cardi B Has Thrown a Shoe During a Fight in the Past
Cardi B was escorted out of a party after throwing her shoes at Nicki Minaj claiming that the rapper had been insulting her daughter, Kulture .

John Legend EGOT achieved as he wins Emmy for Jesus Christ Superstar
Model Chrissy Teigen , Legend's wife, posted a sweet video of her husband putting his Emmy at the top of his display of awards. Speaking with ET over the summer, Legend admitted it would be "pretty incredible" if he were to become an EGOT victor .

Luis Enrique admits mistake over Aspas call-up
Unfortunately, Shaw's night came to an early end after he was stretchered off following a clash of heads with Dani Carvajal .

Three toddlers among dead in Australia mass killing
Violent crime with multiple victims is rare in Australia but this was the second major incident in Western Australia this year. A bouquet of red roses with a card saying "rest in peace, neighbours" has been placed on a light pole near the house.

Mother wonders if race factored into son’s death in Dallas
She reported the shooting to dispatchers and she told officers who responded that she had mistaken Jean's apartment for her own. Dallas police have released the name of the officer they say mistakenly entered a man's home before shooting him dead.

Flo's On The Go: Massive Storm Barrels Toward East Coast
Florence is still a tropical storm, but is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday, and a major hurricane again early next week. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic, according to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center.

4 missing after Colorado River boat collision
Emergency services scrambled to the scene, with one person suffering life-threatening injuries airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital. The deceased boater was identified as Christine Lewis , 51, a nurse at Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia , California .

Djokovic, del Potro need no OT to advance to US Open final
Nadal has played 13 sets in his last three matches and it appears to have come at a cost. Open to reach what had been his one and only Grand Slam final.

Special Counsel Reportedly Agrees To Accept Written Answers From Trump
Mueller did not say that he was giving up on an interview altogether, including on questions of obstruction of justice. You know, he's Comey's best friend.

Powerful quake injures at least 20 in northern Japan
Saving people's lives is the government's utmost priority and we will deal with the disaster relief collectively. The central government set up a crisis management taskforce at the prime minister's Office.

India to get access to real-time encrypted information from US — COMCASA
New Delhi , one of the biggest buyers of Iranian crude, will have to find measures to nullify the effect of USA sanctions on Iran. Despite the friendly tone of the summit, there are plenty of issues India and the USA do not see eye-to-eye on.