Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday launched a stunning atatck against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley alleging that his daughter was on the payroll of ‘thief’ Mehul Choksi. Addressing the finance minister as ‘Jetlie,’ the Congress president said on Twitter, “Arun Jaitlie’s daughter was on the payroll of thief Mehul Choksi. Meanwhile her FM daddy sat on his file & allowed him to flee. She received money from ICICI a/c no: 12170500316 It’s sad that media has blacked out this story. The people of India won’t.”
Rahul also used the hashtag #ArunJaitlieMustResign.
Arun Jaitlie’s daughter was on the payroll of thief Mehul Choksi. Meanwhile her FM daddy sat on his file & allowed him to flee.
Rahul’s attack came moments after his party colleague and Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot along with MPs Rajeev Satav and Sushmita Dev told a press conference that Jaitley’s daughter Sonali and son-in-law Jaiyesh Bakhshi had received a retainership of Rs. 24 lakh from Gitanjali Gems in December 2017. They wondered the investigating agencies were not summoning him yet to examine the conflict of interests.
Pilot also alleged that India had witnessed 19,000 bank fraud cases amounting to Rs 90,000 crore in the 44 months till January 2018. He asked, ““Is this not a clear-cut case of Collusion, Connivance’ & Conflict of Interest’ on part of FM Arun Jaitley? Why were FM Jaitley, his daughter and son-in-law neither summoned nor questioned by CBI/ED/SFIO?”
A statement issued by the three leaders said, “Successive escapes of Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and others reflect that the Narendra Modi government is not a guardian of public money but a travel agency enabling willful bank defeaulters to fraud, fleece and fly to foreign shores.”
Mehul Choksi, a close friend of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had fled India with son nephew Nirav Modi in January this year after committing financial fraud to the tunes of thousands of crores of rupees. Modi, who refers to Choksi as brother, has come under considerable criticism for allegedly facilitating their escape from India.