Unpaid staff set to confront Mallya during Indian GP weekend

Kingfisher protestOct.22 (GMM) While no longer facing arrest over bounced cheques, Force India’s beleaguered billionaire boss Vijay Mallya could still endure a torrid race weekend in his native India.

The Hindustan Times newspaper reports that unpaid and grounded staff of the billionaire’s beleaguered Kingfisher airline intend to confront Mallya at the Buddh circuit this weekend.

“We have planned to stage a dharna (a sit-in protest) when Mr Vijay Mallya comes at the grand prix,” an unnamed Kingfisher engineer said.

“A protest at the sporting event will highlight our plight to the entire world.”

An air hostess added: “What is the option left before us but to protest?

“All of us are in deep financial crisis, but [Mallya] is unperturbed. [He is] in fact, mocking at our misery with [his] lifestyle.”

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