New Delhi: Targeting the Narendra Modi government over the 'escape' of Vijay Mallya, the Congress, Monday, demanded that the government provide answers to five ''fundamental questions''.
Addressing a press conference, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala alleged that instead of fulfilling the solemn promise of bringing back black money, the union government has allowed Vijay Mallya and Lalit Modi to get away.
Question 1 - Will the government seek deportation of Vijay Mallya by putting pressure on UK government - in order to recover over Rs 9000 of public money?
Question 2 - Admittedly Mallya met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on March 1 before he left (for London) and he also met union finance secretary. Did Jaitley inform Prime Minister Modi about the meeting and will government inform the Parliament about the same?
Question 3 – The CBI converted its Look Out Notice for the detention of Vijay Mallya to Look Out Notice for information - what was the motive?
Question 4 – The Enforcement Directorate has issued a summon asking Vijay Mallya to appaear before it; a court has also issued a non-bailable warrant against him. But are these proceedings a mere eyewash as Mallya left the country with no intention to return?
Question 5 - Diageo, the current controlling owner of United Spirits, had a struck a deal worth Rs 515 crore ($75 million) for Mallya to exit from the board of the company. $40 million out of the $75 million has been already received by Mallya in an offshore account – how does the Modi government plan to recover it?