“Every time I listen to the view of Shri Rahul Gandhi, both inside and outside Parliament, I ask myself the same question – How much does he know? When will he know?” Arun Jaitley said in a Facebook post in response to Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Mandsaur earlier in the day.
“Listening to his speech delivered in Madhya Pradesh today reaffirms my curiosity about the answer. Is he being inadequately briefed or is he being a little too liberal with his facts,” he wrote.
On Rahul Gandhi’s accusation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has waived the loans of Rs 2.5 lakh crores of the 15 top industrialists, Arun Jaitley said this is factually and completely false.
The government, he said has not waived a single rupee due from any industrialist. The facts are to the contrary.
“Those who owed money to the banks and other creditors have been declared insolvent and removed from their companies by IBC enacted by Prime Minister Modi’s Government. These loans were given largely during the UPA Government,” said Arun Jaitley, who is recuperating from a kidney transplant surgery.
He added that the banking fraud started in 2011 when the UPA II was in power and it was only detected during the NDA period.