FM Jaitley denies Vijay Mallya's claim, says never gave any appointment to him

Updated:3 months ago IST

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday denied liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s claim and said that he never gave any appointment to the latter since 2014. In a facebook post, the Finance Minister wrote, “The statement is factually false in as much as it does not reflect truth. Since 2014, I have never given him any appointment to meet me and the question of his having met me does not arise.” “However, since he was a Member of Rajya Sabha and he occasionally attended the House, he misused that privilege on one occasion while I was walking out of the House to go to my room. He paced up to catch up with me and while walking uttered a sentence that ‘I am making an offer of settlement’,” Finance Minister added. According to Jaitley, he refused Mallya’s settlement bid and said, “There was no point talking to me and he must make offers to his bankers.” Calling Mallya’s gesture as a “misuse of privilege” as a Rajya Sabha member, Arun Jaitely shrugged off the blame from his shoulder and said, “There is no question of my having ever given him an appointment to meet me.”

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