Industrialist Mukesh Ambani is our newsmaker of the day and for reasons other than that are obvious. No, he has not topped another list of richest Indians. In fact, he is target No 4 on Kejriwal's list.
Arvind Kejriwal - the man who has singlehandedly taken upon himself the mantle of exposing the corrupt - is on a roll. Ever since this man-on-the-street has donned the neta cap, he is keeping the Congress and BJP on tenterhooks as makes another big expose. For once, they can breathe easy!
After taking on the mighty Robert Vadra, the powerful Salman Khurshid and BJP President Nitin Gadkari, Arvind Kejriwal has widened his net to target industrialist Mukesh Ambani (who recently topped the Forbes' list of top 10 richest Indians) and his company Reliance Industries Limited. Hitting out at Mukesh Ambani, Kejriwal said, "Desh ko Manmohan Singh nahi chala rahein, Mukesh Ambani chala rahein hain."
Who is running our country today? Not the government- it is Reliance and Mukesh Ambani who is running our country today: Kejriwal
Not only the Congress but the BJP has been bought by Mikesh Ambani: Kejriwal
From 2000 onwards, Reliance has been guilty of monopoly and the Indian govt has done nothing about it: Kejriwal
When Reliance asked for 4.5 dollars for gas, the government succumbed to their demands. Why was Reliance shown favour? It's clear that Reliance paid the government and its ministers: Kejriwal
Cabinet ministers are being replaced at Mukesh Ambani's insistence: Kejriwal
Jaipal Reddy replaced by Moily as Petroleum minister since he was unwilling to raise gas price: Kejriwal
In 2006, Murli Deora replaced Mani Shankar Aiyar to increase RIL's capex: Kejriwal
EGOM head by Pranab revised gas price in 2007 at RIL's insistence: Kejriwal
Sweet deal on gas contracts signed during NDA regime, implemented by Cong: Kejriwal
Expose or not?
With his latest effort, Kejriwal seeks to expose the role of powerful industrialists in influencing Government's decisions and even ministers of their choice appointed. Unlike his past targets, there has been no specific allegation of corruption against Ambani. Kejriwal has basically tried to bring the nexus between the political paties and corporates and how the system has been compromised by this nexus.
The big question that need to be asked is whether this actually qualifies as an expose. Kejriwal did not say anything which has not been said before. In fact, the allegations made by him have always been chai stall gossip.
Why has the Petroleum Minister been changed? Is it because of any malfunction in the ministry or is it that Jaipal Reddy was not a 'convenient minister', or is this yet another example of corporate interests taking precedence over national good: BJP leader Jaswant Singh
Would want to know where Kejriwal gets his money from. It has become a fashion for IAC to speak like this. The prime minister decides the Cabinet and the allegations are baseless: Bk hariprasad, Congress leader
Soon after Team Kejriwal took centrestage, the Twitterati too went on an overdrive. We get the best of the lot:
Tatya Vinchu @khatte_angoor
Mukesh Ambani - I can't make my son run, how can I run whole India?
Mukesh Ambani: I can't make my son run. How can I run the whole country?? ;-) :-D
Aakash Ambani ...and Aakash Tablet ... One Made by a Rich Man ...one made for a Poor Man . #MadeInIndia Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani's Halloween costume today should be that of Arvind Kejriwal...
If Mukesh Ambani runs this country, why was Sharad Pawar targeting No. 2? Even Manmohan Singh is No. 3.
I expect Mukesh Ambani to purchase Twitter in an hour or so and scrub away all tweets directed at him by midnight.
Arvind Kejriwal's powerful targets
India's richest business tycoons
Richest political parties
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