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Industrialist Vijay Mallya, the man who people can’t stop talking about, owes nearly Rs 9,000 crore to 17 public sector banks. The banks filed a petition to stop Mallya from leaving the country but the ‘King of Good Times’, as he is called, had already left the country. In fact, he had flown out on March 2.
Though the country found out about it several days later, combined with the other hot topic in news — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s World Culture Festival — the Internet has taken to exercising its ‘birthright’ to produce a slew of memes to express its opinion on both issues. Needless to say, the outcome was hilarious and spot on.
What do you say?
— Gandalf the Fat (@TheDesiJedi) March 10, 2016
Doing the GOT way
— $ir $ri $ri Magal (@jhunjhunwala) March 10, 2016
Can you stop laughing at this one?
— Akhilesh Sharma (@akhileshsharma1) March 10, 2016
The voice of reason
Hilarious! We stop a Greenpeace activist leaving the country, by confiscating her passport, but couldn’t stop Vijay Mallya?😆😆 @narendramodi
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) March 10, 2016
— MANJUL (@MANJULtoons) March 11, 2016
— MANJUL (@MANJULtoons) March 8, 2016
Would be nice if Lalit Modi & Vijay Mallya hang out together in London.
Two NRIs – A Non-Returning Indian and a Non-Repaying Indian.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) March 9, 2016
Then: UB Group.
Now: Hindustan Leaver.
— Nigel Britto (@NigelBritto) March 9, 2016
Guys: Vijay Mallya may be Aamir Khan’s wife.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) March 9, 2016
Exclusive pic of Vijay Mallya dodging bouncers bowled by State Bank of India … pic.twitter.com/Y48I57YN1P
— $ir $ri $ri Magal (@jhunjhunwala) March 9, 2016
Industrialist Vijay Mallya dealing with a bank employee who visited his home for loan recovery. (2016) pic.twitter.com/m9Uqu054ak
— History of India (@RealHistoryPic) March 8, 2016
And he said it
“It is not in our principle to pay interest, nor it is in our interest to pay the principal”
– Vijay Mallya
— Umang Mehta (@venusfinancials) February 29, 2016