Congress takes a dig at Jaitley on his Panama Papers leak remarks

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016,11:15 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Congress yesterday sought to make light of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s remarks that it will not have many reasons to celebrate when the details come out in the case relating to Indians parking their money in tax haven Panama.

Finance Minister seems to insinuate #PanamaPapers will now be manufactured in Delhi by dirty tricks Deptt. Of BJP/Govt. Frustration let’s cat out of bag? party spokesman Manish Tewari said on Twitter. Another party spokesman Sanjay Jha also took a dig at the Finance Minister.

Mr Jaitley says, Congress won’t celebrate when #panamapapers details come out. But right now famous names exposed have only BJP links, Sir, he said in a tweet. Modi Sarkar is promoting #FairAndLovely scheme, that’s why they go blue in the face when talking of #panamapapers and black money, he said in another tweet.

As a multi-agency probe continues into leaked ‘Panama Papers’ showing alleged offshore tax haven holdings of Indians, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had yesterday said Congress will not have many reasons to celebrate when the details come out in this case. He had also asserted that the probe is being done in a very impartial way and rejected demands from Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) that he should recuse himself from the matter.

Congress and AAP have targeted Jaitley on the Panama Papers issue and demanded a judicial probe into the allegations about some Indians setting up offshore entities in a tax haven and asking him to recuse from dealing with the matter, saying a fair probe was otherwise not possible.