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I met FM before I left India: Mallya

IANS  |  London 

Fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya, wanted in for his alleged role in a multi-crore bank loan fraud case, claimed on Wednesday that he met Jaitley before leaving in 2016.

"I had a scheduled meeting in I met the before I left... repeated my offer to settle with the banks. That is the truth," he told reporters outside a where he is fighting an extradition case filed by Indian authorities.

Mallya, who left on March 2, 2016, also claimed that he was disliked by both the major parties in India -- the BJP and

"I am a political football... As far as I am concerned, I have made a comprehensive settlement offer before the I hope the honourable judges will consider it favourably."

Asked if he could settle his dues, Mallya, who headed the now-defunct and the United Breweries, said: "Obviously. That is why a settlement offer has been made."

Mallya, who faces charges of defrauding banks to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore, said he did not file any clemency plea in the where he was ready to settle all dues.

"I put almost Rs 15,000 crore offer on the table of the I feel like a scapegoat. Both political parties don't like me," he said, adding that the banks had rejected his settlement offers.



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 19:04 IST