Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani supports Congress candidate from Mumbai
Mumbai : Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani was seen endorsing the Congress leader Milind Deora, who is contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha Election 2019 from Mumbai South constituency in Maharashtra. His video was tweeted by the leader on Twitter.
With this Mukesh Ambani gets on the other side of the spectrum from his brother Anil Ambani, who has been relentlessly attacked by Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
"Milind is the man for South Mumbai... Milind has in-depth knowledge of social, economic and cultural eco-system of the South Bombay constituency," Mukesh Ambani says in the video montage posted by Milind Deora on his Twitter timeline. The Congress candidate says in his tweet: "From small shopkeepers to large industrialists - for everyone, South Mumbai means business. We need to bring businesses back to Mumbai and make job creation for our youth a top priority."
This is one of the rare things in which Mukesh Ambani has endorsed any political leader.
"I knew that (Mukesh Ambani's) endorsement or Uday Kotak's endorsement would get more attention than others but I'm very proud, I'm equally proud that I'm being endorsed by paanwalas, by small traders, by an important industry in this area by the way called MAASMA... That's something you will have to ask him (Mukesh Ambani) why he felt I'm the right person for South Mumbai," said Milind Deora, who has also participated in campaigns related to Mukesh Ambani's telecom network Jio.
In other news, Mukesh Ambani recently bailed out Anil Ambani, rescuing him from possible jail time for Rs. 458.77-crore in dues to Ericsson.
Anil Ambani had acknowledged the help in a public letter: "My sincere and heartfelt thanks to my respected elder brother, Mukesh, and (sister-in-law) Nita for standing by me during these trying times and demonstrating the importance of staying true to our strong family values by extending this timely support. I and my family are grateful we have moved beyond the past, and are deeply touched with this gesture."