‘Richard Branson of India’ – that is what Fraud Mallya thought of himself. Virgin stays Virgin, the King got Royally F*#ked!
The brut arrogance of Vijay Mallya adds salt to the wounds he inflicted on his employees whom he never paid. Instead he splurges in birthday parties and buying Caribbean cricket team. I personally feel that Mallya should be humiliated and boycotted and that’s what will hit him the most. Anyway it is a big thing to expect this from his fellow industrialists but still I am hoping against hope.
For a start, Indian corporates should withdraw as ‘Associate Sponsors’ of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in forthcoming IPL season. One should take cue from Blatter episode in FIFA. Coca-Cola, Visa, Budweiser and McDonald’s all released statement calling for Sepp Blatter to resign and it was this pressure that was the most effective one in ousting Blatter as the FIFA President. It did not take sponsors like Nike and Porsche to withdraw their contract with Maria Sharapova as soon as her drug-test failure came out
Vijay Mallya is accused of syphoning off money and is a proclaimed ‘Willful Defaulter’ of Rupees 7200 Crores of loan from banks. Besides he has run-off from India. He should be boycotted by corporates by at least pulling out as sponsors. I stopped drinking Kingfisher beer now. In IPL 2015 RCB had Principal Partner – Huawei and Associate Partners – Tata Motors, Brittania, Midea Home Appliances, TGS Real Estate, Ed Hardy and Allen Career Institute. Adidas and Fever 104 came in as Licensing Partners. These companies should pull-out and for once show Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).