UPA, NDA treat me like football: Vijay Mallya

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New Delhi, Feb 3: Former Kingfisher Airlines chief Vijay Mallya on Friday said he was being treated like a "football" between the NDA and the UPA governments without "refrees". "Media happily being used as the pitch. I am the football. Two fiercely competitive teams NDA (National Democratic Alliance) versus UPA (United Progressive Alliance) playing. Unfortunately no refrees," Mallya tweeted.

Vijay Mallya

"(I) am shocked at (the) CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) allegations. All false and misconceived to say the least. What do a bunch of elite police know about business and economics?"

The former liquor baron also took the CBI to task over former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, who has been discharged of corruption charges in the Aircel-Maxis case. "CBI made such a great drama accusing the Marans and putting them to great harm. What finally happened? Did truth prevail or CBI prevail?" he asked.

Mallya's remarks came a day after Maran and all others accused in the Aircel-Maxis deal were discharged by a special court here. The flamboyant 61-year-old Mallya tweeted: "CBI selectively releasing e-mails to media which are being taken out of context and distorted to make allegations against me and UPA regime." Mallya is reported to be living in Britain since he left India on March 2, 2016.

IANS

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