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Centre not like Congress who gave ‘concession’ to Quattrocchi: Naqvi

Centre not like Congress who gave ‘concession’ to Quattrocchi: Naqvi

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday slammed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his rants against the ruling dispensation over liquor baron Vijay Mallya, saying that the current regime won’t dole out any concessions like the Congress did with Ottavio Quattrocchi.

“This government won’t give any concession to anyone like Congress gave it to Quattrocchi or anyone responsible for looting the peoples’ money won’t be spared,” he said.

“It would be better for Rahul Gandhi if he asks his mummy ji, and Manmohan ji as to how the biggest culprit in this country Quattrocchi could flee away from India,” he added.

Naqvi further said in Mallya’s case the law will firmly take its course.

“Every single penny would be addressed, Rahul Gandhi doesn’t need to worry about that,” he added.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had yesterday attacked the government saying the entire country is questioning why this Government was helping people like Mallya by allowing him to escape and not fulfilling its promises made to people for bringing back black money and “giving Rs 15 lakh into every person’s bank account”.

Meanwhile, rubbishing claims that he had absconded from the country, liquor baron Mallya asserted that he is an international businessman, who travels from India frequently, and said that he is not an absconder.

The liquor baron has been declared a wilful defaulter and has a huge debt of Rs 9,091 crore to the banks.

A consortium of lenders, led by State Bank of India, had moved the apex court to prevent him from leaving the country and impounding his passport even as the loan recovery procedure for Kingfisher Airlines is still on.

The apex court has asked the UB group chairman to be present before it on March 30 along with his passport, after learning that he had left the country on March 2.(ANI)