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Made an offer to settle before honourable Karnataka High Court: Vijay Mallya  

File photo: Vijay Mallya at Westminster Magistrates' Court. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 14, 2019, 09.14 AM (IST)

Fugitive liquor baron, Vijay Mallya, on Thursday morning said that he had made an offer to settle before the honourable High Court Court of Karnataka which, he claimed, is an ''achievable offer''.
 
''I have made the offer to settle before the Hon’Ble High Court Court of Karnataka. This cannot be dismissed as frivolous. It is a perfectly tangible, sincere, honest and readily achievable offer. The shoe is on the other foot now. Why don’t the Banks take the money lent to KFA ?'''he said in a series of early morning tweets on Thursday. 

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Mallya also lamented the media reports on the Enforcement Directorate (ED) claims that he hid his wealth.  

''Am appalled to say the least at the media reports on the Enforcement Directorate claims that I hid my wealth ! If there was hidden wealth how could I put approximately 14,000 crores worth of assets openly in front of Court ? Shameful misleading of public opinion but unsurprising,'' he said.

He asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi why he was not instructing his banks to take the money he had put on the table.

''Following on from my earlier tweet, I respectfully ask why the Prime Minister is not instructing his Banks to take the money I have put on the table so he can at least claim credit for full recovery of public funds lent to Kingfisher,'' he said in another tweet.

Referring to Modi's speech in the Parliament yesterday, he said that PM had referred to an unnamed person who “ran away” with 9000 crores. Given the media narrative ''I can only infer that reference is to me,'' he said.

''The Prime Ministers last speech in Parliament was brought to my attention. He certainly is a very eloquent speaker. I noticed that he referred to an unnamed person who “ran away” with 9000 crores. Given the media narrative I can only infer that reference is to me,'' he said in another tweet.