Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mukesh Ambani to meet Montek on Monday

Mukesh Ambani to meet Montek on Monday

RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani is scheduled to meet Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek

Singh Ahluwalia on Monday.

"Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman and Managing Director

Mukesh Ambani will meet Planning Commission Deputy Chairman

Montek Singh Ahluwalia in the morning on Monday

The meeting comes at a time when RIL is facing hurdles

in getting clearances for its oil and gas exploration

projects. Also, it is facing resistance for approval of its

gas price.

RIL is also seen as a bidder in the fortcoming auction of

telecom spectrum.

Yojana Bhawan, the Ahluwalia's office, is being throned

by industry top brass ever since Prime Minister Manmohan

Singh took direct charge of the portfolio.

Earlier this week, Vodafone India Chairman Analjit Singh

and Chairman of UB Group Vijay Mallya had called upon


Officials in the Planning Commission said many more top

industrialist are expected to visit Yojna Bhawan in the coming

days as Ahluwalia is being seen as key policy maker.

"Ahluwalia is considered close to the Prime Minister and

being an important functionary in the government. It is

obvious that industrialists will meet him," a Planning

Commission official said.

When Singh, as a Finance Minister ushered India into

economic reforms in early 1990s, Ahluwalia was Finance


Besides Ahluwalia, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory

Council chairman C Rangarajan too is likely to play more

proactive role as the government is struggling to put India

back on path of high growth path.

However, some others in Yojna Bhawan said that top

corporates visiting Ahluwalia is a routine affair. In past

also when Mukherjee was Finance Minister top industrialists

used to visit him

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