No plans to return now: Mallya

No plans to return now: Mallya

No plans to return now: Mallya
Claiming that he is in a “forced exile”, liquor baron Vijay Mallya said the creditors and banks will not get any money by arresting him or taking away his passport.

In his first on-camera interview after he left India, Mallya told Financial Times (FT) that he has no immediate plans to return to India but said he wishes to clear his outstanding dues to creditors and banks.

“I definitely would like to return to India. Right now, things are flying at me fast and furious. My passport has been revoked. I don’t know what the government is going to do next,” he said.
Mallya said he is “proud to fly the Indian flag”, but more than happy to stay safe in the United Kingdom. He added that he has no immediate plans to return to India.

Referring to the campaign against him, Mallya said: “It is important to understand the environment in India today. The electronic media is playing a huge role not just in moulding public opinion, but in inflaming the government to a very large extent.”

The publication of the interview came a day after India approached Britain seeking Mallya’s deportation. Mallya had flown to London on March 2 after banks approached the Supreme Court to recover about Rs 9,400 crore owed by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines Ltd.

“I was known as the King of Good Times for whatever reason and now of course, indeed the King of Bad Times. But it’s past me now to figure out what I should have or should not have done,” he said.
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