Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal cast his vote in Mumbai on Monday. Immediately after casting his vote, Goyal left the booth in a hurry, refusing to answer questions with regards to the recent collapse of Jet Airways.
After flying for over 25 years, Jet Airways on April 17 announced that it was suspending both, domestic as well as international operations temporarily, as the lenders refused to accept its request for an urgent infusion of funds.
About 20,000 employees of the airline were left in the middle of nowhere after it announced the suspension of operations. Though some have been hired by SpiceJet and others, there are many still struggling to make the ends meet. The airline, saddled with roughly Rs 8,400 crore of debt, has been defaulting on payments to its employees as well as lessors.
Voting is underway in 72 Lok Sabha seats across nine states in the fourth phase of the general elections. Among the highlights in the fourth phase are six constituencies in the financial capital, where top Bollywood actors, prominent faces from the corporate world among others are casting their votes today.