Liquor baron Vijay Mallya has denied that he gave an interview to an English weekly newspaper in which he was quoted as saying that the time is not right for him to return to India. But the newspaper stood by its story.
In the interview, Mallya was quoted as saying, “I am an Indian to the core. Of course I want to return. But I’m not sure I’ll get a fair chance to present my side. But I hope that I return one day. India has given me everything. It made me Vijay Mallya.”
The day after the newspaper's reported interview, Mallya denied making a statement to it. He tweeted:
Shocked to see media statements that I gave an interview to Sunday Guardian without verification.I have not given any statement to anyone.— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) March 14, 2016
Vijay Mallya 's denial was strongly refuted by the English weekly newspaper. “We are posting the full interveiw with Mallya on our website in the next half an hour, then we will examine his denial,” Pankaj Vohra, the editor of Sunday Guardian, told the New Indian Express.