Minutes after absconding Vijay Mallya made the startling claim of meeting the Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley trashed his claims by saying that he never gave any appointment to the former liquor baron and the question of meeting him does not arise.
In a Facebook post, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “..he misused that (being Rajya Sabha member) 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’.”
The 62-year-old Kingfisher Airline boss made the startling comment outside Westminster Magistrates’ Court where his extradition case is being heard.
Vijay Mallya said that he met the Finance Minister before leaving the country and also made a settlement offer for the bank dues.