Mumbai: English News Channel Times Now is set to air one of the most daring Interview of the Finance Minister Arun Jaitely on Saturday, 18th June at 8 PM. The Channel has branded Arun Jaitley’s Frankly Speaking with Arnab Goswami as the Exclusive, explosive, no-holds-barred interview of the year.
In his most direct attack on Aam Admi Party and Arvind Kejriwal yet, Finance Minister, Minister of Corporate Affairs and Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Arun Jaitley accuses the party of using advertising funds to manipulate media. While ‘friendly’ media is being given advertisements, media houses which are critical of the AAP government are being denied ad revenue.
In a no holds barred interview with Arnab Goswami, TIMES NOW – Editor-in-Chief on Frankly Speaking, Jaitley takes the most controversial questions in a direct and open manner.
The Finance Minister is unsparing on the government of United Kingdom for providing a safe haven to Vijay Mallya, a wanted man in India. Taking a dig at the ‘famed British civility’ he says, “Britain has one of the highest standards of civility in public life and therefore for Britain to become a haven for any absconder out of India is something that I cannot fathom. British government has taken a position that if you enter the Britain with a valid passport, then we are not going to deport a person, you come in by way of extradition. And conventionally they have been very slow and reluctant in extraditing people. And I think where you criticize the government of India, we can take all the steps but ultimately we cannot physically lift an individual and bring him back.
Well I only hope that the British government had realised that absconders in one jurisdiction can’t make a haven in another jurisdiction. This is not civility. And this is not certainly British civility.”
On the all important Uttar Pradesh assembly elections which are due on 2017, Jaitley outlines the BJP strategy and also delivers a bold statement on behalf of the party with respect to Ram Mandir.
Finally Arun Jaitley clearly hints at major policy developments that will take place at Central Board of Film Certification and also sends out a stern warning to the CBFC Chief Pahlaj Nihalani.