Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya today released a letter he wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016. In the six-page-long letter Mallya had said that he was making every effort to settle his dues to banks.
However, Mallya also lamented that despite his efforts he was reduced to a poster boy of bank defaults, accused of looting public money and fleeing the nation. The letter dated April 15, 2016 was released on Twitter by Mallya.
I have also become a political pawn about whom politicians across party lines make reference to in public statements to either influence the electorate or set an example before several other industrialists whose companies are facing financial crisis, read the letter.
The letter to PM Modi was released hours after he tweeted a media statement regarding the same.
Mallya ,62, had in the past defaulted on loans worth crores of rupees. He is also accused of money laundering. The liquor baron fled the country just when the financial institutions were about to initiate efforts to recover the money swindled by him.
Source: India Today