The Reliance Group on Sunday rejected the statements of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who described his chief Anil Ambani as a bourgeoisie working with political parties. The group accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of engaging in a “calumny, disinformation, distortion and malicious lies,” by claiming that Anil Ambani is a crony capitalist. In this context, the Reliance Group has questioned whether its companies had received contracts worth more than Rs. One lakh crores during the previous United Progressive Government (UPA government) whether the government was helping the crony Capitalists and the dishonest merchants.
@reliancegroup today took strong exception to the campaign of calumny, disinformation, distortion and malicious lies of @INCIndia president @RahulGandhi against Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani. Series 1/5— Reliance Group (@reliancegroup) May 5, 2019
In recent media interviews, @RahulGandhi again singled out Mr Anil Ambani, calling him “crony capitalist and dishonest businessman” without any basis or evidence to justify his defamatory campaign. 2/5— Reliance Group (@reliancegroup) May 5, 2019
@reliancegroup would like to remind @RahulGandhi that during UPA regime, from 2004-14, govt handed Mr Ambani and Reliance Group over Rs 1 lakh crore of projects towards nation building in power, telecom, road, metro, etc. 4/5— Reliance Group (@reliancegroup) May 5, 2019
@reliancegroup is proud to have made this contribution to the country, creating much needed investments and tens of thousands of jobs, a critical backbone for a vibrant and growing economy. 5/5— Reliance Group (@reliancegroup) May 5, 2019
The group said that between 2004 and 2014, during the tenure of the Congress-led government, it received contracts worth more than Rs. 1 lakh crore in various infrastructure sectors like power, telecommunications, roads, metro etc. The statement said, “Based on Rahul’s words, the Reliance group requests on this occasion to explain to him whether his government has been helping the alleged Crony Capitalist and dishonest businessman for 10 years.”
The company said Gandhi has not provided any proof of his claims. “As is by now, customary for all of Rahul Gandhi’s public statements, he has attributed no basis to these claims whatsoever, and neither has he provided any credible evidence at all to justify his derogatory and defamatory campaign,” said the group, reported ANI.