‘Wished the same was done for Kingfisher’: Mallya on Jet bailout plan

New Delhi: Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya has said he wished his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines too could have been bailed out by lenders, similar to what happened with cash-strapped Jet Airways on Monday.

“Wish the same was done for Kingfisher,” he tweeted on Jet bailout plan.

Vijay Mallya had offered to repay full principal amount he owes banks.

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Mallya held banks responsible for letting “India’s finest airline” close its operations seven years ago.

“Happy to see that PSU Banks have bailed out Jet Airways saving jobs, connectivity and enterprise. Only wish the same was done for Kingfisher,” he tweeted.

Bogged down by a huge financial concern, the Kingfisher Airline closed operations in 2012.

Mallya appealed to the Indian banks to “take his money” and save Jet Airways.

“And I repeat once again that I have placed liquid assets before the Hon’ble Karnataka High Court to pay off the PSU Banks and all other creditors. Why do the Banks not take my money. It will help them to save Jet Airways if nothing else (sic),” he tweeted.