‘If Vijay Mallya can, why can’t I’, Sanitation worker asks SBI to write off loan
State Bank of India, who has taken the controversial decision to waves off the loan of Vijay Mallya worth rs 7000 crores, received a letter from a sanitation worker seeking a ‘similar’ waiver of his Rs. 1.5 lakh loan.
Bhaurao Sonawane, a sanitation worker at the Tryambakeshawar municipal council in Maharashtra’s Nashik district, stated that he made a letter to SBI, seeking a waiver of his loan, “in the same manner in which the bank waived off Mallya’s loan”.
“I have written a letter to the bank, congratulating it for the ‘good decision’ to write off Mallya’s loan. I requested SBI to waive off my loan as well,” Mr Sonawane said.
“I took this loan to meet expenses on my son’s illness,” he added. But Sonawane did not receive any reply from SBI.
Earlier finance minister Arun Jaitley stated in Rajya sabha while replying to Sitaram Yechury: “So there is a little bit of malapropism involved in this. Don’t go by literal meaning write-off. Write-off does not mean loan waiver. Loan still remains. You still continue to pursue.”