Arun Jaitley says wait for full results of Brexit referendum


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday declined to comment on the current trends of ‘Brexit’ and said that he would prefer to wait till the full results are out.

“I think when the counting is on and you have close margin of results coming in you can not expect me to comment at this state,” he said, adding that he would rather wait for the full results.

Mr Jaitley was replying to a question on how concerned India is about the ‘Brexit’ results at a business seminar.

Counting is underway today across the UK after millions of Britons cast their votes in the historic referendum that would decide whether the country will stay in or leave the European Union (EU).

Both sides of the campaign have urged the nearly 46,499,537 registered voters, including 1.2 million British Indians, for a big turnout as Prime Minister David Cameron made his final appeal to “get out there and vote Remain” and reject the “untruths” of the camp in favour of ‘Brexit’ or Britain’s exit from the EU.

The Finance Minister yesterday began his five-day China visit by meeting top Chinese bankers and wealth fund managers itching for more investments in India’s infrastructure sector.

Soon after his arrival in Beijing, Mr Jaitley met Bank of China Chairman Tian Guoli and addressed a closed roundtable meeting of heads of sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors and banks.

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