Congress Takes a Dig at Jaitley on His Panama Papers Leak Remarks

Jaitley had yesterday said \"Congress will not have many reasons to celebrate\" when the details come out in this case.

Published: 11th April 2016 10:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th April 2016 10:12 PM   |  A+A-

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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (L) and congress spokesperson Manish Tewari. |File Photo


NEW DELHI: Congress today 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.

"FM seems to insinuate #PanamaPapers will now be manufactured in Delhi by dirty tricks Deptt. Of BJP/Govt. Frustration let's cat out of bag? (sic)" 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 (sic)", 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.

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