Mukesh Ambani canvasses for Mumbai South Congress candidate Milind Deora

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani endorsed Congress leader Milind Deora, who is contesting from Mumbai South constituency in Maharashtra in the national election, in a video tweeted by Deora.

“Milind is the man for South Mumbai… Milind has in-depth knowledge of social, economic and cultural ecosystem of the South Bombay constituency,” Mukesh Ambani says in the video montage posted by Milind Deora on Twitter.

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.”

The video puts Mukesh Ambani on the opposite side of the spectrum from his brother Anil Ambani, who has been relentlessly attacked by Congress president Rahul Gandhi on the Rafale deal.

Mukesh Ambani is India’s richest man, and him canvassing for any candidate is very rare. It definitely raises eyebrows. Mr. Gandhi in every second speech has attacked Mukesh Ambani’s younger brother Anil Ambani and the prime minister for crony capitalism. Gandhi claims that PM Modi settled for a grossly overpriced deal for 36 Rafale fighters only to help Anil Ambani win a whopping offset deal from Rafale maker Dassault.

Milind Deora said, “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”.

 Source : Various