Vijay Mallya breaks silence: Deny media reports and reminds favours :- Billionaire liquor baron Vijay Mallya breaks his silence and hit out at the Media, reminds favours and denies media reports of his flying away from the India. According to him, media is indulging in reporting lies against him.
He especially hit out at the Times Now and its editor-in-chief, Arnab Goswami (without taking his name) saying he ‘needs to be in prison clothes and eat prison food.’
He tweeted, “The editor of Times Now needs to be in prison clothes and eat prison food for libel, deceit, slander and absolutely sensational lies. Let media bosses not forget help, favours, accommodation that I have provided over several years which are documented. Now lies to gain TRP?”
In a series of tweets, he further added to say; “As an Indian MP I fully respect and will comply with the law of the land. Our judicial system is sound and respected. But no trial by media”.
He also tweeted, “I am an international businessman. I travel to and from India frequently. I did not flee from India and neither am I an absconder. Rubbish”.
Mallya also expressed surprise over the facts that the banks did not know about his assets. He said, “News reports that I must declare my assets. Does that mean that Banks did not know my assets or look at my Parliamentary disclosures?”
Mallya particularly spoke against Times Now after the channel dedicated non-stop coverage on the reports that the liquor baron had defaulted on Rs 9,000 crore before reportedly fleeing the country.
In a series of attack against the reports by media. He further tweeted “Once a media witch hunt starts it escalates into a raging fire where truth and facts are burnt to ashes”.
However, the Times Now’s coverage included interviews with several former Kingfisher Airlines employees. On employee, Sanjay Bahadur, had told the channel that how high-profile politicians and senior journalists had often accompanied Mallya to foreign locations at the businessman’s expense.