Nation At 9: Farmer beaten for 1.3 lakh EMI but Mallya allow to flee

| Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 22:57
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Nation At 9: Farmer beaten for 1.3 lakh EMI but Mallya allow to flee

It's a painful and tragic irony, but it tells the story perfectly. On one side is a farmer in Thanjavore district of Tamil Nadu who has been thrashed and whipped for defaulting on one Emi worth a little over a lakh. 
On the other side is the face of a wilful defaulter who owes the Indian tax-paying public more than 7 thousand crores, but has been allowed to go. 
No questions asked pretty much and is today in a position to evade all punitive action because he is holed up in London.
Vijay Mallya's case is going the Lalit Modi way and those that don't believe this to be the case are deluding themselves, most of whom are politcians.
The Congress for instance today lashed out at the BJP for allowing Vijay Mallya to flee the country. The BJP-led by Arun Jaitley countered the charge and said that the party that let Bofors prime accused Ottavio Quattrochi escape India had no right to stand in judgment of the NDA.
Of course, in the midst of this bickering more details of how Mallya engineered his escape and how the system abetted it have emerged leading us to ask a basic question, how is that a farmer in this country is beaten black and blue for defaulting on one Emi while the rich and mighty get away by looting thousands of crores and who is ultimately to blame for this tragic irony.

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