Sena targets Centre over Mallya leaving India
Flaying the Centre over beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya leaving India in the middle of a massive loan default probe, NDA constituent Shiv Sena on Friday said those who raised hue-and-cry over former IPL cheif Lalit Modi “fleeing” the country should now answer how the liquor baron did so.
While poor farmers are driven to commit suicide, when they fail to pay off loans obtained by staking their homes and holdings for small loans ranging from Rs 25,000-50,000, the laws do not seem to apply to Modi and Mallya, Sena said.
“It seems that laws do not apply to Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya. Ruining the economy of the country is also a kind of terrorism and such people are traitors,” an editorial in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ read.
Even a child would understand that Mallya would eventually leave the country, but it was surprising that the government did not anticipate it, the ruling alliance partner said.
“Mallya was given loans during the UPA’s tenure, while he left the country during the NDA’s tenure. Politicians have been close to him. Mallya has given his services to people from a vast number of fields,” Sena said.