Renonwned Supreme Court lawyer, Ram Jethmalani has slammed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, calling him the ‘biggest disappointment.”
“As the finance minister of India he has done nothing to fulfill the promise that the Modi government made to the people… to get back the Rs 90 lakh crore kept in banks abroad,” Jethmalani was quoted by told Times of India
Jethmalani further added, “Jaitley had made a promise that he would put Rs 15 lakh in the house of every poor man in India. What happened to the promise?”
The former law minister said that there was “enough material in the allegations of financial irregularities” in the DDCA as claimed by the Aam Aadmi Party during Jaitley’s time as president.
He had earlier told media that that “facts would be extremely inconvenient.”
“In 2008 the German government had said it would be willing to share names 1400 clients of the Liechtenstein Bank to any requesting country. The names were given by a ex-bank employee. Not one politician went there. I went and the Germans told me that no request was made by the Indian government… Both, the previous government and this one, are at fault. Finally under orders of the Supreme Court, the government delivered to me the correspondence, in the form of 17 letters, but with the authors and addressee names blacked out with indelible ink,” Jethmalani said.