On Thursday, BJP made an attack on the Congress party, claiming that they gave loans to fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya and his now non-functioning Kingerfisher Airlines by violating the norms during their ruling time.
While addressing media, Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said that “The Gandhi family gave special privileges to Vijay Mallya. Since 2010, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) has violated all norms for Vijay Mallya and Kingfisher Airlines. The UPA government treated Kingfisher Airlines with leniency. Kingfisher was also given various loans.”
He even recollected the statements made by Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that a private airline like Kingfisher should be saved from a debt crisis. Goyal added that “Every help was extended to Kingfisher by UPA government to overcome its debt. Kingfisher was given loans many times during their rule. Why did RBI relax all norms for Vijay Mallya? Rahul Gandhi needs to answer this. The family and party which looted the nation is creating a defence, based on lies to cover up their sins. This shows the propensity to which the Congress can lie to cover up their sins,”
Recently Rahul Gandhi demanded resignation from Arun Jaitley in connection with Vijay Mallya and in response to this, Goyal said that “Rahul Gandhi should explain that what links his family and party had with Vijay Mallya that he was given loans by violating the norms. Rahul Gandhi must clarify why loans were given to Kingfisher Airlines and he should resign because of all the financial frauds he is involved in.”