Mallya, the crorepati defaulter who faces near certainty in being extradited to India has opened up his thoughts in a series of tweets.
The tweets made on Valentine's day, mentions India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The 62 year old former liquor baron's extradition had been sought majorly on the reason of non payment of dues estimated at Rs 9,000 crores.
But, Mallya believes that he has made available all the money to his lendors.
In a series of tweets directed at the Prime Minister, the media as well as Public opinion, Mallya has tried to clarify that he has all the money that the banks are in quest of.
Here are Mallya's tweets:
The Prime Ministers last speech in Parliament was brought to my attention. He certainly is a very eloquent speaker. I noticed that he referred to an unnamed person who “ran away” with 9000 crores. Given the media narrative I can only infer that reference is to me.— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) February 14, 2019
Following on from my earlier tweet, I respectfully ask why the Prime Minister is not instructing his Banks to take the money I have put on the table so he can at least claim credit for full recovery of public funds lent to Kingfisher.— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) February 14, 2019
I have made the offer to settle before the Hon’Ble High Court Court of Karnataka. This cannot be dismissed as frivolous. It is a perfectly tangible, sincere, honest and readily achievable offer. The shoe is on the other foot now. Why don’t the Banks take the money lent to KFA ?— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) February 14, 2019
Am appalled to say the least at the media reports on the Enforcement Directorate claims that I hid my wealth ! If there was hidden wealth how could I put approximately 14,000 crores worth of assets openly in front of Court ? Shameful misleading of public opinion but unsurprising.— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) February 14, 2019
The wilful defaulter's defunct Kingfisher Airlines sought huge loans and did not repay various banks. Ever since Mallya left Indian shores on March 2016, banks are in the dark on the prospects of getting their principal back.
UK's home office signed an order for extraditing Vijay Mallya on February 4. The businessman has maintained that he would appeal against the order.