Congress President Rahul Gandhi has been constantly targeting businessman Anil Ambani from his election campaigns, interviews and press conferences from over a year. Rahul Gandhi has accused the that Modi gave Anil Ambani Rs 30,000 crore from the Rafale deal by recommending his name as one of the offset partners in the deal.
For larger part of it, Anil Ambani of his group has restrained from reacting to the jibes of Rahul Gandhi. This however changed when Rahul Gandhi launched a personal attack on the businessman saying that the fund for his proposed NYAY scheme will come from “crony capitalists” like Anil Ambani.
This as expected, drawn sharp reactions from Anil Ambani’s reliance group. A Reliance Group spokesperson said, “the Congress Party President Mr. Rahul Gandhi, in his typical cavalier fashion has continued his campaign of calumny, disinformation, distortion and malicious lies. Yesterday, he has singled out our group chairman Shri Anil D Ambani as allegedly a crony capitalist and dishonest businessman – all obviously patently untrue statements.”
The group also asked that is Anil Ambani is a “crony capitalist” and dishonest businessman according to Rahul Gandhi, then why did the Congress led UPA government which ruled from 2004-2014, grant important projects in crucial sectors worth Rs 1,00,000 Crores.
“We would like to remind Mr. Rahul Gandhi, that it was during the 10 year Congress led UPA regime between 2004 and 2014 that the Anil Ambani led Reliance Group was awarded projects of over Rs. 1,00,000 crores across diverse key nation building infrastructure sectors such as power, telecom, roads, metro, by a Government led by none other than Mr. Rahul Gandhi’s own political party – the Congress,” asks the statement released by Reliance group.