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Not a gatecrasher, will never be one: Vijay Mallya after London book event row

"I went for my friend - the author. Sat quietly with my daughter and listened. Headline news and unfounded speculation followed," Mallya said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 19, 2016 2:06:42 pm
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UB Group chief Vijay Mallyaon Sunday took to Twitter saying he was not a ‘gate crasher’. This, after reports emerged that he attended a book launch event in London where the Indian High Commissioner was present.

Mallya’s tweets suggest that he was indeed invited to the book launch event in London which was also attended by the Indian High Commissioner. Reports also state that the book launch was an open event and anyone could enter the hall.

Indian High Commissioner Navtej Sarna’s presence at the event, where Mallya was spotted, sparked a row following which External Affairs Ministry was forced to issue a clarification that Mallya was not on the list of invitees of the event organiser.

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“Never gatecrashed in my life… I am not a gatecrasher and would never be one,” Mallya tweeted, responding to the claims that he was not among the invitees.

The MEA had said the High Commissioner left the stage and venue immediately after making his comments when he spotted Mallya in the audience. The event was organised by the London School of Economics.

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The business tycoon, who had walked in soon after the event started, tweeted, “I went for my friend – the author. Sat quietly with my daughter and listened. Headline news and unfounded speculation followed.”

“No evidence, No charge sheet. Before claiming all this should I not be given a chance to pursue my legal remedies? Most unfair,” he said.

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