Bangalore, Apr 4 : Upset over non payment of their salaries and allowances for over 10 months, employees of the beleaguered cash strapped Kingfisher Airlines on Thursday tried to embarrass their chairman and liquor baron Vijay Mallya in Bangalore.
The staff comprising of pilots and other ground staff held a silent protest outside the M Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium ahead of Indian Premier League match in which the Mallya-owned Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) clashed with Mumbai Indians.
Irate protestors held placards and banners to question Mallya's business and allied ethics as to why he was reluctant to pay his employees whereas he had money to indulge in assorted Vanity Fair activities and other sporting events like horse racing, Formula One Grand Prix races, cricket matches etc.
“Mr. Mallya has got money for IPL, Kingfisher Calendar, for Formula One cars, but he does not have money to his hard earned employees. So we are doing a silent protest here, where the IPL matches are being done (played) of RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore). So wherever these matches will take place, we will go and silent protest,” said a protesting staff member of Kingfisher Airlines.
Later the employees courted arrest and they were taken to the nearby Cubbon Park Police Station.