- Divya Spandana said Vijay Mallya is her father’s friend.
- The Congress social media head rubbished claims of her 2010 Hong Kong trip being sponsored by Mallya.
- She slammed news channel for the “misogynistic” attack.
1950s dating customs Divya Spandana accepted her past connection with Mallya but she also said that he is only her father’s friend.
“This was just a bullying tactic to deflect attention from the Piyush Goel controversy. What has my past association with Mr. Mallya got to do with the transgression of which he is guilty now? I do not endorse his misdemeanors, but at the same time, I don’t disown my past association with him,” The Asian Age quoted Divya as saying.
One leading news channel recently targeted Divya Spandana, said that Mallya had financed the Congress’ social media chief’s Hong Kong trip in 2010. Divya in her defense rubbished the rumour and said.
“First of all, I wasn’t even in politics in 2010. I was doing very well as an actress, earning enough to not only pay for my own holidays, but also for the holidays of many others. I don’t know how this channel came to the conclusion that it was my first visit to Hong Kong or that it was funded by Mr. Mallya. In fact, I had visited Hong Kong on a number of occasions before that too,” she said.
Divya Spandana further said that Mallya is her father’s friend, and she has nothing to do with the alleged financial crimes. “I call him uncle. He is my father’s friend. And I am not about to shrug that off. Does that mean I endorse his monetary misdemeanors? Not at all. I am completely in favor of him being tried for whatever financial irregularities he is accused of committing,” she added.
Slamming the news channel, Divya Spandana said that it’s a “misogynistic” attack on her to “deflect attention from actual issues”.
The Former Lok Sabha MP, Divya has now became very powerful driving force for the Congress party as far as social media is concerned and regarded of that.
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