Anil Ambani
Anil Ambani

Congress making 'blatant lies' on Rafale for political gains: Reliance

ANI | Updated: Nov 02, 2018 21:53 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Nov 2 (ANI): A Reliance Infrastructure Limited's spokesperson on Friday stated that the Congress party has dragged the company into a political battle in view of the impending state and general elections in the country.
In a statement, the spokesperson said, "The Congress Party has today once again resorted to blatant lies and distorted facts to mount an unwarranted campaign of calumny and falsehoods against the Reliance Group and its Chairman Anil Ambani personally."
"Dassault's investment in Reliance Airport Developers Limited (RADL) has no link whatsoever with the Rafale contract between the Government of India and France on a Government to Government basis where all 36 aircraft are to be exported from France. This investment is an independent arms-length transaction based on the fair market valuation of the land and other assets of the Company and the future business potential in the airports and related infrastructure sector," he further said.
Earlier today, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had alleged that the Dassault Aviation paid Rs 284 crore to Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence as the first instalment of kickbacks in the Rafale jet deal.
Rejecting the claims, the Reliance spokesperson said that the RADL transaction was completed in full compliance with applicable foreign direct investment and all other rules and regulations and the information has been disclosed in the public domain since December 2017.
As per the official statement, Anil Ambani has not entered into any transactions personally with Dassault and nor has he derived any personal benefit from any transactions.
The Reliance Infrastructure Limited further stated that the allegation put by the Congress that Dassault investment in the Reliance Airport Developers Limited (RADL) was used to pay for this land is factually incorrect.
Further sharpening his attack at the Congress party, the spokesperson retreated that the Rahul Gandhi-led party was once again resorting to "blatant attempts" for their own political gains.
"Anil Ambani has received contracts worth Rs. 30,000 crore is a blatant attempt to mislead the public for their own political gains and is a concoction of lies. The Dassault investment in DRAL and RADL are two independent and stand-alone business investments and in both cases, funds have been received by the companies and not a single rupee by Anil Ambani in his personal capacity," the statement from Reliance said.(ANI)