Expressing his ‘deep anguish’ over continued personal attacks on him by the Congress, Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani has written to party president Rahul Gandhi, saying that the Congress was ‘misinformed, misdirected and misled by malicious vested interests and corporate rivals’.
Mr Gandhi has been attacking the government for signing the Rafale deal at a much higher price than the one the previous UPA regime had negotiated.
The Congress leader has accused the government of changing the deal to benefit “one businessman”, and his party has demanded a JPC probe into the deal with France.
In his letter to Rahul, Mr Ambani termed allegations against him as “baseless, ill-informed and unfortunate”
Sources said that in his letter to Rahul, Mr Ambani said,’Allegations relating to lack of experience are irrelevant.’
There was no contract from Ministry of Defence to any Reliance Group company related to 36 Rafale aircraft, he said, adding that Rafale fighter jets were not being manufactured by Reliance or the Dassault
‘Not a single component worth a single rupee is to be manufactured by Reliance for the 36 jets,’ he said.
‘ The Congress is misinformed, misdirected and misled by malicious vested interests, corporate rivals’ the letter said.