New Delhi: The liquor baron Vijay Mallya who has kept everyone under lurch and has fled from India on March 2 finally breaks his silence. Vijay Mallya spoke in an exclusive interview with Sunday Guardian. After Mallya’s exit in March, this is the first time he has spoken to any media. The only time we got words from him was through twitter where he has rationally responded and lashed out at media.
For the first time Vijay Mallya spoke about the money laundering case and bad loans against him in an exclusive interview with Sunday Guardian. In an elaborate manner he encapsulated what happened.
Mallya said “I left from Delhi for a personal visit with a friend. It wasn’t a business visit. There was a lookout notice issued against me last year. But I didn’t “escape”.
Playing a victim card, he further said, “I’ve not done anything wrong. I don’t need anyone to tip me off about anything. I am being victimised. I’m forced to go into hiding and that makes me sick”.
Business Tycoon Vijay Mallya also said in the interview, “I am an Indian to the core. Of course I want to return. But I’m not sure I’ll get a fair chance to present my side. But I hope that I return one day. India has given me everything. It made me Vijay Mallya”.
He tried to justify the fact that at the end of the day he went to the bank and bank accepted his need for the loan saying, “Business is inherently risky. When the banks give out loans, they know the risk involved. They decide we don’t”.
(For the complete interview visit – http://bit.ly/1RdM42G)
First Published | 13 March 2016 11:36 AM
Web Title: Exclusive: Finally, Vijay Mallya bares it all to The Sunday Guardian
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