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Panama Leaks: Congress won't celebrate after details come out, warns Arun Jaitley

India TV Politics Desk 10 Apr 2016, 21:24:19 IST
India TV Politics Desk

Kolkata: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the Congress "will not have many reasons to celebrate" after the details of the multi-agency probe into the 'Panama Papers' expose come out.

"There is a very impartial probe going on and it is a multi-agency probe. When the details of the probe come out, the Congress will not have many reasons to celebrate," Jaitley said.

"I have not understood their argument," Jaitley said in reply to a question on the opposition demand that he should recuse himself for being "close" to a person named in the leaked documents. He was talking to reporters at a media interaction organised by state BJP at the Press Club.

On a question on impartiality on the probe, the Union Minister said, "It is very impartial, and a multi-agency probe is going on. When the details will come out, Congress will not have many reasons to celebrate."

Congress and AAP have targeted Jaitley on the Panama Papers issue and have 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 as Jaitley was 'close' to a person named in the leaks.
 

(With inputs from agencies)