New Delhi, Sept 12: Reacting to the fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya's claim that he met the finance minster before leaving the country, the Congress on Wednesday said that after the statement by the industrialist it was clear that the NDA Government was directly involved in the escape of fraudsters like Nirav modi and Mehul Chowksi from the country after looting public money.
In a series of tweets, AICC media incharge Randeep Surjewala said, 'the sole objective of the BJP is 'aiding absconders and progress of fraudsters.
After allowing 'chota modi 1', Chota modi 2', Mehul Bhai (Mehul Chowksi) and Amit Bhatnagar to loot cores of public money, they allowed them to escape abroad.
Now it is clear that Vijay Mallya, after looting the country's money, escaped after meeting Mr Arun Jaitley.
This shows that the 'chowkidar' has become the 'bhagidar'.'
Vijay Mallya, who is facing money laundering charges in multi-crore fraud case in India, on Wednesday claimed that he met the finance minster before leaving the country.
Speaking outside a London court, Mallya said, "I met the finance minister before I left and repeated my offer to settle."
Arun Jaitley was the finance minister when Mallya left India. Mallya spoke to reporters during hearing of his extradition case.
Cong attacks Modi govt on Mallya's revelation that he met FM before leaving India