NEW DELHI / LONDON: Self exiled business tycoon Vijay Mallya, who appeared before a court in the UK today, had advice for the Indian reporters waiting outside. “Keep dreaming about billions of pounds,” he shot back as he leaving the court.
The former chief of the collapsed Kingfisher Airlines is wanted in India for defaulting on loans to the tune of over Rs. 9,000 crore ($1.4 billion) and the UK courts will now hear India’s appeal to extradite him to face justice at home.
“I am not going to answer any of your questions… I was heckled by two drunken cricket fans and you chose to highlight that. Many at the Oval wished me well,” added Mr Mallya, who was booed by a section of India supporters earlier when he went to watch the India-South Africa Champions Trophy match on last Sunday.
Soon Arnab Goswami through his Republic TV twitter handle tweeted : “The only way to teach Mallya a lesson is by threatening to cut off ties with the UK if they protect him”
#HandoverMallya Arnab: The only way to teach Mallya a lesson is by threatening to cut off ties with the UK if they protect him.
— Republic (@republic) June 13, 2017
Which received hilarious and sarcastic responses on Twitter, Shekar Gupta said “Brilliant. If it doesn’t teach arrogant Brits a lesson, we stop playing cricket with them. Then ban fish & chips. Then stop speaking English”
Brilliant. If it doesn't teach arrogant Brits a lesson, we stop playing cricket with them. Then ban fish & chips. Then stop speaking English https://t.co/0NYg7qQk47
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) June 13, 2017
Atul Kasbekar wrote : “Seriously? That’s just laughable ”
That's just laughable
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) June 13, 2017
Better solution: Send Arnab to UK.
They will give Vijay Mallya out of fear of noise pollution.https://t.co/BzFpJ73H4M
— Jet Lee(Vasooli Bhai) (@Vishj05) June 13, 2017
Few more hilarious response:
Mallya elected to Rajya Sabha with BJP support
Mallya fled India while BJP was in power
Repugnant TV's solution: Let's threaten UK 🙄 https://t.co/VCxP1UVs4Z
— Salman Anees Soz (@SalmanSoz) June 13, 2017
Arnab wants India to cut off ties with UK to teach Vijay Mallya a lesson. No wonder Republic has high TRP. No channel can show such comedy pic.twitter.com/jbrrDFbQRa
— Joy (@Joydas) June 13, 2017
😂😂😂🚩🚩 Channel ke naam par Whatsapp group chala raha hai ye Cowswami ka bachha. https://t.co/UHhuSbZZjL
— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) June 13, 2017
Hopefully Theresa May is quacking in her boots with your threats already 🙂 🙀🙀🙀🙏🙏🙏
— Karma Mojo (@ElGuruGyani) June 13, 2017
Caliph of Republic? Lol
— Amrita Bhinder (@amritabhinder) June 13, 2017
With PTI inputs