Vijay Mallya feels 'sorry for Jet Airways', renews his offer to repay bank debt

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Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya
Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya

New Delhi : Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya on Tuesday extended his sympathies to Naresh Goyal who founded cash-strapped Jet Airways. He also demanded an answer on why the government bailed out Air India but not doing anything for Jet Airways.

In a series of fresh tweets, the businessman pitched back his offer to 'pay back 100%' of the amount he owes to the banks.

He also expressed solidarity with Naresh Goyal claiming that he is sad to see what happened to Jet Airways, an airline India should be proud of.

"Even though we were fierce competitors, my sympathies go out to Naresh and Neeta Goyal who built Jet Airways that India should be extremely proud of. Fine Airline providing vital connectivity and class service. Sad that so many Airlines have bitten the dust in India. Why?" Mallya asked on Twitter.

"Even though Jet was a major competitor to Kingfisher at the time I feel sorry to see such a large private airline on the brink of failure when Government used 35K crores of public funds to bail out Air India. Just being a PSU is no excuse for discrimination (sic)," he tweeted.