Mahul Choksi gave the money to the daughter of Finance Minister Jaitley’s daughter, 24 lakhs.
Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot has made a press conference in Delhi and has fiercely targeted the BJP. Pilot tried to encroach Finance Minister Arun through fraudulent diamond merchant Mehul Choksi, accused of fraud, and said, “Gitanjali James gave Rs 24 lakhs to the legal firm of Sonali Jaitley and son-in-law Jayesh Bakshi, daughter of Arun Jaitley’s daughter.
Gitanjali Gems was engaged to retain Arun Jaitley Ji's daughter Sonali Jaitley&son-in-law Jayesh Bakshi's legal firm for a sum of Rs 24 lakh.Mehul Choksi fled the country on Jan 4,'18. On Feb 20,Sonali&Jayesh returned those 24 lakhs saying we didn't do any work for them: Congress pic.twitter.com/PwCwPy7QQh
— ANI (@ANI) October 22, 2018
Pilot said that on February 20 Sonali and Jayesh returned 24 lakh rupees saying that they have not done any work for Mehul. He alleged that Arun Jaitley was already aware of the disappearance of diamond trader Mehul Choksi. It is important that on January 4, 2018, Mehul Choksi had escaped from the country.
This is the second time when the Congress has tried to put Finance Minister Jaitley in the circle of questions. The Congress had alleged that Vijay Mallya had met Arun Jaitley in Parliament before fleeing the country.
The Congress alleged that Finance Minister Jaitley’s daughter Sonali Jaitley and son-in-law Jayesh Bakshi had accepted their relationship in December 2017 from Geetanjali James Limited, a company owned by Mehul Choksi. During this period, Rs 24 lakhs were received by Jaitley and Associates from Sonali Jaitley and Jayesh.