Vijay Mallya makes another offer of 100% loan payback to banks on Twitter; quotes FM's statement on business failures

  • Vijay Mallya's social media interventions against the Indian government are a regular occurrence on Twitter

  • The 63-year-old former Kingfisher Airlines boss is fighting extradition to India in relation fraud and money laundering allegations

  • Mallya remains on bail pending his UK High Court appeal, now scheduled for February 2020

London: Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, whose social media interventions against the Indian government are a regular occurrence, took to Twitter once again to repeat his 100 percent loan payback offer to the public sector banks in India.

The 63-year-old former Kingfisher Airlines boss, fighting extradition to India in relation fraud and money laundering allegations arising out of the debt acquired from the banks, quoted finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Lok Sabha statement from last week in his latest offer.

In the wake of the death of Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha, Sitharaman made the statement while responding to the debate on the amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) in the Lok Sabha last Thursday.

 Vijay Mallya makes another offer of 100% loan payback to banks on Twitter; quotes FMs statement on business failures

File photo of Vijay Mallya. PTI

Mallya had previously taken to Twitter to draw parallels between his situation and that of Siddhartha, who had purportedly written a suicide note that pointed to harassment by the Income Tax Department before his body was found near a river on the outskirts of Mangalore.

"The Govt Agencies and Banks can drive anyone to despair. See what they are doing to me despite offer of full repayment. Vicious and unrelenting," Mallya said last week.

Mallya remains on bail pending his UK High Court appeal, now scheduled for February 2020, in the extradition proceedings brought by India in relation to charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to an alleged Rs 9,000 crores.

Updated Date: Aug 08, 2019 08:17:35 IST