Merely a day after absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya drew comparisons between himself and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh in his defence before a UK court, Vadra took to Twitter to lash out at the former. Vadra shrugged off Mallya's statement saying that he was a political victim but never misused his position or ran away with anyone's money.
Crying foul Vijay Mallya drew parallels citing the two as victims of political vendetta. Tagging Mallya in his post, Vadra said, “Yet again, I came across news, where someone is using my name as crutches, for his personal benefits or to divert the Nation’s real issues.... This time, none other than Mr. Vijay Mallya citing my references in the UK courts.”
Interestingly, Vadra has also advised the now-defunct Kingfisher airline's chairman to come back to India and face all pending legal matters against him.
“I’m a political victim;I nvr misused my position & hv full faith in our judicial system.I never ran away wid any1’s money from India.My advise to him, “return to India/face all legal charges/clear dues”!”pls avoid using my name”, I dont wish to b associated wid u in any matter”
A defiant Vijay Mallya, wanted in India on loan defaults to several banks amounting to nearly Rs 9,000-crore, on Monday appeared before a local court in London for his pre-trial hearing where the liquor baron's extradition hearing was confirmed for eight days starting December 4.