NEW DELHI: Former employees of Vijay Mallya's defunct carrier Kingfisher Airlines have expressed pain over politicians "ignoring" their plight amid trading of allegations over Mallya leaving India.
In yet another open letter, this time addressed to the political and intellectual class of the country, the former Kingfisher Airline employees have alleged that Mallya leaving India in the middle of massive loan default probe, exposes the "rotten" system.
"Although it's not common in India to write such letters but we want all of you to know that we are in deep anguish over the rotten system that was exposed while we try to get our dues. It's a matter to bury our head in shame as a country where a sitting MP of Rajya sabha fled the country under the nose of all the agencies," the letter stated.
This is the third time in last one week that the former employees, who remained unpaid for months together before its Chairman Vijay Mallya grounded the airline due to paucity of funds, have shot off an open letter to pull the country's attention towards their issues.
"You people on your own reach the place where you smell political opportunity, no one supported us not even a statement in our favour," the letter said while citing former employees numerous meeting with the then Government Ministers and law makers from both ruling and opposition parties to take up their issues at that time.
The fleeing of Vijay Mallya to London generated storm in Parliament today with Congress alleging "criminal conspiracy" saying the businessman was allowed to escape by the government, which hit back insisting that the loans were given to him during UPA rule and he is "no saint for us".
"We are particularly pained today to observe that like always opposition and government blaming each other in parliament on Vijay Mallya's escape and defaults, while no one uttering even a single word in support of the employees," the employees said in the letter.
"No political party can claim to be holy (on this issue), we all know three parties (BJP/Congress/JD(S)) supported Vijay Mallya's candidature to Rajya Sabha, can you tell our citizens why he was chosen by for this esteemed privilege," the letter questioned.
"Please don't sling further mud on each other rather clean the mud which you already have and please spare a thought why Mallya not only paid but also compensated foreign employees leaving the people who elect you, high and dry.
Please don't say it's private company as private company also come under the law of the land," it said.