1. Vijay Mallya case: Letters make explosive revelations against Manmohan, Chidambaram; BJP says, was ‘sinking ship helping sinking airlines’

Vijay Mallya case: Letters make explosive revelations against Manmohan, Chidambaram; BJP says, was ‘sinking ship helping sinking airlines’

The letter to Chidambaram is dated March 21, 2013 and the one to Manmohan Singh is dated October 4, 2011, according to the report.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 30, 2017 1:41 PM
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The previous UPA government led by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh came under scrutiny on Monday after the letters from businessman Vijay Mallya were revealed seeking favours with regards to loan disbursals. Times Now reported that Mallya wrote to the then Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking to expedite loans from a consortium of banks and requesting fuel supply credit for 60 days.

The letter to Chidambaram is dated March 21, 2013 and the one to Manmohan Singh is dated October 4, 2011, according to the report. The report also mentions that Vijay Mallya wanted to meet with the State Bank of India bosses but they declined his request, following which, he pressurised Chidambaram to arrange for a meeting.

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spokesperson Sambit Patra. Source: ANI

Within minutes of explosive letter expose that allegedly casts aspersions against former PM Manmohan Singh and former FM P Chidambaram, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lambasted the former UPA government’s role in shielding/promoting the interests of Vijay Mallya. In a press conference called within minutes of the revelations being made public, BJP said that the Congress role has been exposed.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra in the emergency conference said, “The first loan to Vijay Mallya was granted in 2004, then in 2008. Despite his cos declared NPA, restructuring of his loan was done in 2010.” He also raised a question during the conference, “Was the sinking ship (Congress) helping out the sinking Airlines?”, he also said threatened the UPA government by saying that, “We have emails and letters that will expose hands that were pulling the strings. Letters shows Manmohan Singh expressed support for Vijay Mallya. In the second letter, Vijay Mallya has thanked the then PM for his support & asked for his kind indulgence again.”

BJP has even attacked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi by saying, “Rahul Gandhi stands exposed.” A number of charges have also been listed by the BJP spokesperson, Sambit Patra that includes- Who aided Vijay Mallya? Why bail out a sinking ship? Who granted the loans? Did former FM rush to his aid?

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    Nikhilesh
    Jan 30, 2017 at 9:08 am
    It was BJP who promoted Mallya to Rajya Sabha in 2002 under AB Vajpayee Govt. In 2003 BJP appointed Mallya as "member" in the Parliamentary committee on "Civil aviation". Then magic happened. In 2003, Mallya started Kingfisher air lines, which became operation in 2005. Was it ethical on BJP's part to appoint a person in a parliamentary committee on civil aviation who had personal business interest in civil aviation. Mr Sambit Patra should know that if UPA II was helping a sinking ship, it was his Vajpayee under whose watch the ship (Kingfisher) started to float at the first place. This is BJP's selective amnesia.
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      Nath
      Jan 30, 2017 at 11:10 am
      1.WITHOUT UPA CONG COMPLICITY BANKS WOULD NOT HAVE SANCTIONED LOANPM,FM AND HIS SON INVOLVED.2.CONGRESS IS A LIKE RUBBER AND HAS GOT ADEPT IN REVERSING THE ARGUMENT.3.NOW DUE EXTINCTION OF CONGRESS IS TAKING PLACE.OUTCOME IS ALL REGIONAL PARTIES FORMED OUT OF CONGRESS LIKE TMC,NCP,YSRCP,ETC.
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        akbar khan
        Jan 30, 2017 at 3:22 pm
        The Giaconda, her son-in-law, and the dummy, are at the root of every scam and loot. Should be in jail.
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          ANOOP AGGARWAL
          Jan 30, 2017 at 12:52 pm
          Chidambram and Manmohan helped Mallaya. Manmohan has role in coal scam. Chidambram has role in Aircel case. Why are they out?
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            Arora rajvi
            Jan 30, 2017 at 9:57 am
            Hey Mister x !! Even if Mr. Manmohan Singh ji, has helped this bstd it must in good faith only. But why this fellow has betra such faith and a great man. Hang this bstd first and before that recover all the dues to Govt. If in auction of his properties , no body is coming forward, Govts. should takeover them and start operating their offices in all such properties. That is the only way to recover the money from such heinous cheaters of public money. Also hang with him the IDBI chief who has sanctioned him the 950 crore loan.
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              Ashish
              Jan 30, 2017 at 11:27 am
              Pot calling the Kettle black, Both BJP and Congress are corruptHow did Mallaya flee to other country under bjp raj? first bjp shud answer that, clearly allegations are being made at a time to influence voters in embly elections.
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                Rahul Chauhan
                Jan 30, 2017 at 8:04 am
                Lending decisions are business decisions made by Banks after following due process. Nothing wrong in recasting loans, but BJP allowed Malya to flee the country. That is crime.
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                  Mr
                  Jan 30, 2017 at 8:37 am
                  It is clear that ministers interfered and did not allow bank officials to take their professional decisions after proper due diligence for granting of a loan. It was a SIMPLE & CLEAR case of FAVORITISM mad by the then PM & FM.
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                    sandeep
                    Jan 30, 2017 at 8:11 am
                    It is a well known fact that the political cl of the UPA extended undue loans to some of their corporate houses without any tangible security only to receive a part of it back as kick-backs. How else could these corporate houses and some of them hardly even known get into the thousands or lacs of crores of commitment in the coal, 2G, 3G allocation scams when there balance sheets would not suppor even a few hundred crores of fresh debt exposure. The congress has not only milked the system but also the banks and the public's hard earned money that we have deposited.
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                      nk
                      Jan 30, 2017 at 8:07 am
                      The powers to be dont allow compliance of due process, i,e, what the article says , you cannot recast everything as the first and foremost principle is that the end -use of loan is verified/confirmed, thereafter you proceed to recast
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                        Prakash Iyer
                        Jan 30, 2017 at 9:05 am
                        He had to run away because ur useless judiciary would have kept him in jail for years together without even offering him to work out his loan and even before convicting him. ur useless judiciary keeps people in jail even before the conviction is done. why r the bank officials spared.. why have u not arrested MMS and PC who gave him the loan...all ed up media doing stupid talking... and s like u talking abt self regulation.... media trial was regulated?
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                          Prakash Iyer
                          Jan 30, 2017 at 9:11 am
                          when somebody runs away they don't leave properties and shares worth 6000 crores behind...its only figment of media portrayal and magination that he took 9000 crores... when everyone in the country sits and drinks every day...remember this is the same guy who gave u quality product to drink...and was doing a great job till business failure and oil prices struck him. he could have been helped out.....NOT BAILED OUT.....maybe time would have helped him gainn back his losses. but the stupid judiciary and the system ...plus ur ed up media...they knew only how to hang people without anything in their hands for proof
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                          1. Pranab Salian
                            Jan 30, 2017 at 10:07 am
                            Sambit Patra asks "Why bail out a sinking ship?" - that's the exact thing you would want to do, plug the s and bail it out, instead of letting it sink!
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                              Raghoo
                              Jan 30, 2017 at 8:31 am
                              Have you heard or read anything about privileges of Member of Parliament who sit at New Delhi?? Was there a reasonable suion that such a known person would run away like a cheap "tadipar" petty criminal.? The answer is NO. Even today the fellow is behaving so cheap and so petty that he its even shame to compare him with anything or anyone. It would rather be an insult to the things or person with whom he would even be compared. Even the dacoits and thieves have some self-regulation. This fellow is even beyond that.
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                                SuchindranathAiyerS
                                Feb 1, 2017 at 4:08 pm
                                Why is BJP silent on the Air India-Praful Patel-Boeing-Etihaad scam?
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                                  Tamilarasan
                                  Jan 30, 2017 at 9:41 am
                                  UPA-1 was the party ruling in May 2005: & had issued operations permission., not Vajpayee.
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                                    vip
                                    Jan 30, 2017 at 10:32 am
                                    If BJP has guts, then prove the allegations and put Manmohan and Chidu behind the bars, else. it will be same as allegations against Wadra.
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                                      ZEPHYRINE GOVEAS
                                      Jan 30, 2017 at 9:42 am
                                      What fault is that of Dr. Singh or Chidambaram if Mallya writes them letters? What is so explosive about it? A BJP MP writing letters, what is wrong with that? Mallya was a respected businessman and Rajya Sabha member wasn't he?
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