New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday questioned Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s “silence” on the Enforcement Directorate chargesheet in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, which mentioned that kickbacks were paid to “important political persons” of the then ruling party and others. “Rahul Gandhi talks on several subjects, even on those […]
New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday hit out at opposition parties, saying the fear of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity and his return to power has brought them together but said this won’t work in the Lok Sabha polls as Modi remains the most popular leader. In a Facebook post, he said the […]
New Delhi: Hitting back at the Congress on the Rafale fighter jet deal, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday alleged that the party had stopped the deal when it was in power as it “didn’t get the money” and ignored national security. Replying to a debate on the Rafale issue in Lok Sabha, Sitharaman alleged […]
New Delhi: Terming the opposition’s efforts to forge a grand alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as a failure, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday slammed the Congress, saying it can only be the “tail” of any alliance, but never the “nucleus”. “India is not going to experiment with a failed idea for the […]
New Delhi: The political dogfight over the Rafale deal on Tuesday escalated with the Congress trashing the Modi government and French defence major Dassault Aviations defence of the deal while the ruling BJP hit back accusing the grand old party of creating a controversy around sensitive defence requirements. A day after the Modi government made […]
London/New Delhi: Fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya, wanted in India for his alleged role in a multi-crore bank loan fraud case, on Wednesday sought to drag Finance Minister Arun Jaitley into controversy by claiming that he met him before he left the country in 2016, which the minister called “factually false”. Mallya, who talked to […]
Pune: Holding big defaulters responsible for higher NPAs of banks, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that recovery of money from these “big people” has become a “big challenge”. Jaitley was in city to attend the centenary completion celebrations of Pune District Central Co-operative Bank (PDCC). NCP chief Sharad Pawar is associated with this bank […]
Kolkata: The Niti Aayog will financially empower states as they can choose the central government schemes based on their requirements, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here Wednesday.