Vijay Mallya reiterates offer to return bank dues, seeks Centre's help

New Delhi, Mar 31 (IANS): Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Tuesday reiterated his offer to return the money he owed to a consortium of Indian banks, and sought Centres help in view of the nationawide lockdown in India.

"India is under a lockdown, and we respect it. But the functioning of my companies has stopped due to lockdown. All production has shut, but we are still not sending back our employees and thus paying for it. So, the government should help us," Mallya, who is staying in the UK after fleeing India, tweeted in the morning.

Mallya said that he had made offers to return the outstanding dues many times but neither the banks nor the Enforcement Directorate were cooperating.

He said that he hoped that Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman would listen to him in this hour of crisis.

Mallya, who is staying abroad for the last four years, is not willing to return to India to face charges. He allegedly owes more than Rs 9,000 crore to 13 Indian banks.




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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    Vijay Mallya is the only Robber from Karnataka while the rest are from Gujarat ...

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  • raj, ud

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Help This man Mally's,

    Our Finance Minister has the concern on Yes bank and lends the Funds in crores to cover up the fraud

    Why Can't u take a set in Mally's cases well

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  • Abdul kader,, Vidyanagar , KASARAGOD.

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Innocent man... Now blackmailing. No need your Bevooda money.

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  • Sunil Pinto, Overseas

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    There is more than meets the eye here. Obviously Mr Malllya being a businessman maximised his loan outstanding by giving minimal collateral. The question remains who were the powerful ruling politicians then, who bailed his escape ...he has always had godfathers in the political spectrum...but it is now time he starts singing and gives out a few names, or atleast he must use that as a bargaining leverage to partially vindicate himself..but then again, he might get knocked off if he spills the then?

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    If govt is not listening, then Mr. Mallya please give it to ur state(karnataka) relief fund. Atleast paap toh dhul jaayega aapka.

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  • Bengalurian, Bengaluru

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    I have the following suggestion to Mr. Mallya
    1. Build a world class ice-cream factory & export the same world over.
    2. Support the milk co-operative society & using the product to make ice-cream. Get subsidy from the govt., for the members of co-operative society.
    3. Build a political base, join one of the two main parties & fight election as either MLA or MP with strong support from members of ice-cream federation & milk co-operative society. Last time the mistake was becoming RS MP by JD-S support.
    4. Stop horse racing & calender photoshoot. Invest wisely.
    5. Offer to settle the pending due amount.

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Mr. Vijay mallya has assured no. of times to return the money he borrowed from banks. Buy the concerned authorities including Prime Minister is reluctant to listen his version. Let the Govt. and Banks do something to receive money. Sikkiddu Punya and thegedukolli marayre.

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  • Nagesh, Moodbidri

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Why not offer thru UK court it may help him to escape from all the legal battle in UK court.

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  • G Veer S, Nagpur

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    UK courts have no case against him as he has not committed any crime in UK soil. All the concocted news linking UK court on his non extradition is our govt fabricated news. If he can show financial security to UK govt he stay in the UK as long as he wishes. This goes to all financial fugitives who have absconded from India escorted by our govt to the airport.

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Mr. Mallya always kept telling that he wants to return the principal amount. Govt. Never accepted his offer. Still it's not too late. Please take the money he is returning and give him breather to pay the interest.
    1000s of employees get their bread and butter because of employment he created.

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  • G Veer S, Nagpur

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    There is money auctioning going on. Govt is betting for bigger sum together with his acceptance of all charges levelled against him without putting govt on the spot. So there is a tug of war going on as to why charges after paying back loan, dues and fine.

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  • ramesh, kodagu

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    one sincere kannadiga wants to return money that is owe to the bank that is Vijay Malya.
    salute to kannadiga .

    Below is the list of 27 Top Indian Industrialist (from Gujrat) who looted the bank & ran away never want to return money.

    1 Lalit Modi Gujarat
    2 Neerav Modi Gujarat
    3 Nishanth Modi Gujarat
    4 Pushpesh Baidya Gujarat
    5 Ashish jobanpatra Gujarat
    6 Sunny kalara Gujarat
    7 Arati kalara Gujarat
    8 Sanjay kalara Gujarat
    9 Varsha kalara Gujarat
    10 Sudhir kalara Gujarat
    11 Jatin Mehta Gujarat
    12 Umesh parikh Gujarat
    13 Kamalesh Parikh Gujarat
    14 Nilesh parikh Gujarat
    15 Vinay Mitthal Gujarat
    16 Ekalavya gurg Gujarat
    17 Chetan Jayanthilal Gujarat
    18 Nithin jayanthilal Gujarat
    19 Deepti ben Chetan Gujarat
    20 Saviya set Gujarat
    21 Rajeev Goyal Gujarat
    22 Alka Goyal Gujarat
    23 Rithesh Jain Gujarat
    24 Mehul Chokshi Gujarat
    25 Hitesh Nagendra bhai Gujarat
    26 Mayuri Ben Patel Gujarat
    27 Ashish Suresh bhai Gujarat

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    You can take the trouble of updating yourself on the status of the "sincere kannadiga's" dues to Kingfisher staff. Don't catagorise him as Kannadiga. Since you seem to have done some research on the subject, you can also give year-wise break up of the loans granted to all those guys from Gujarat.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Let all the above mentioned gentlemen along with Mallyaji contribute half of their profit towards our prime ministers fund to fight against "corona jaavona".

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  • Gopala, UK

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Please note before sending the money is the prime ministers fund is under government control or someones personal fund. will it be fall under Govt Audit? Be Aware !

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Those who disagree with me also contribute without any hesitation...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    I guess there are some people who want to extract more money from Vijay Mallya ...

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