In a video tweeted by Congress leader Milind Deora, Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani can be seen campaigning for him. Milind is contesting from Maharashtra’s South Mumbai constituency in the general election. Mukesh Ambani’s endorsement of a Congress candidate might shock many as Mukesh’s brother, Anil Ambani, has been, time and again attacked by Congress supremo Rahul Gandhi in every election speech and interview
Endorsing Milind Deora, Mukesh said he is the man for South Mumbai and has in-depth knowledge of social, economic and cultural eco-system of the South Bombay constituency. Linking Ambani’s video message, Deora posted a video montage and tweeted that businesses need to be brought back to Mumbai and job creation for youth should be the top priority. From shopkeepers to large industrialists, South Mumbai means business, read the tweet.
On direct endorsement by Ambani and Uday Kotak, Deora said he was proud to get more attention than others. Simultaneously, he was also proud of being promoted by paanwalas, small traders. Milind, in the past, has participated in various campaigns related to Mukesh Ambani’s telecom network Jio.
Rahul Gandhi has relentlessly attacked Mukesh’s younger brother Anil Ambani in almost every speech and interview. The Congress President has accused Ambani of crony capitalism along with BJP. Not one or two, but almost in every rally, Congress President could be seen targeting PM Narendra Modi-led BJP settling for an overpriced 36 Rafale fighters deal and hence, helping younger Ambani brother to win a whopping offset deal from Rafale maker Dassault.
Last month, Mukesh Ambani rescued Anil Ambani from possible jail time for Rs 458.77 crore in dues to Ericsson. In response, Anil Ambani had expressed his gratitude to his brother and sister-in-law Nita Ambani for extending support and staying true to family values.
The brothers were locked in a feud after their father Dhirubhai Ambai passed away without a will in 2002. This led to split of businesses with the older brother Mukesh keeping the oil and petrochemical businesses while Anil Ambani taking power and telecom.