Vijay Mallya asks banks to take his money and save Jet Airways

Economic offender Vijay Mallya has criticised the Modi government for not doing anything for the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines. Meanwhile, he has offered to return the money he owes PSU banks


A day after the Indian government's direction for banks to assist Jet Airways from bankruptcy by offering a cash pump of ₹1,500 crore, Vijay Mallya, owner of the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines, has criticised the Modi government for not doing anything for him.

Mallya took Twitter to express his disappointment and in a series of tweets, he said that his attempts to save Kingfisher 'were not recognised' and is being criticised for no reason. He also lashed the present NDA regime, alleging "double standards". 

Meanwhile, the Kingfisher owner asked the PSU banks to take his offer and save Jet Airways.

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Mallya had stated that he wanted to pay the pending salaries of his employees utilising deposits accumulating in the Karnataka HC over his ₹1,280 crore deposits made in 2013.

On Monday, the Jet Airways' founder and chairman Naresh Goyal and his wife had announced that they will exit the board, thus paving way for the funds' infusion in Jet Airways. It is expected that Indian lenders, led by the State Bank of India (SBI), would become majority shareholders in the airline.

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