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Rahul Gandhi, Family Partially Owned Kingfisher Airlines: BJP

Rahul Gandhi, Family Partially Owned Kingfisher Airlines: BJP

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Sep 2018 6:34 AM GMT

New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday alleged that the UPA government gave “sweet deals” to fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya while claiming that Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s family “partially owned the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines through proxy”. “There are documents that show how the RBI and UPA under Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh had given sweet deals to Kingfisher Airlines,” Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sambit Patra told the media. “And it appears through these chain of documents that Kingfisher Airlines was owned not by Mallya but by the Gandhi family through a proxy,” he alleged showing the letters written by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to the State Bank of India (SBI) requesting for the restructuring of the loans of Kingfisher Airline

The BJP leader’s remarks came a day after Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while referring to the statement of Mallya alleging that he met the BJP leader before leaving the country. Patra also alleged that the party has enough evidence which shows that Rahul Gandhi was “using the black money” and the Gandhi family was helping Mallya with sweet deals. He said that Rahul Gandhi traveled free on Kingfisher Airlines, which was once owned by Mallya. “Rahul Gandhi took one crore loan from a shell company, we have the confession of the company director Umashankar Gupta,” Patra said. The BJP leader also demanded that the Congress President “clear the air over his family’s relations” with Mallya. Earlier in the day, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters that all the allegations against Jaitley were “false”. (IANS)

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