Guntur: Parimal Natwani will be the new candidate to be in the race for Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh. This is the crux of the two-hour long meeting between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chief Mukesh Ambani and the Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Saturday at the CM’s residence in Tadepalli.
The meeting is the first-ever meeting between Jaganmohan Reddy and Mukesh Ambani, after Jagan assumed charge as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The meeting has sparked discussions among the opposition Telugu Desam Party, as its Chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu used to claim that Mukesh Ambani is close to him. The TDP has been propagating that Jagan Reddy’s government is against the investors and investments in AP and that many industries and business houses are leaving Andhra Pradesh due to him.
Mukesh Ambani’s son Anant Ambani and industrialist and Rajya Sabha member Parimal Natwani were also present in the meeting with the Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy. The meeting between the CM and Ambani was mostly about setting up the industries in Andhra Pradesh. The proposed electronics manufacturing hub, with an investment of Rs 15,000 Crore in Tirupati by RIL was the main agenda of the meeting between the duo. In addition, Mukesh Ambani had reportedly submitted another proposal for a Block in KG Basin, in order to excavate gas and petroleum products.
The RIL Chief’s intention in placing his submission before the Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, is that AP Reliance should be allowed to send the gas and petroleum reserves through pipeline from Andhra Pradesh to Gujarat. This proposal from Mukesh Ambani has got significance in the wake of the new industrial policy in Andhra Pradesh.
It may be recalled that the late Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy had insisted for AP’s share, in the gas and other petroleum products being pumped to Gujarat through pipeline, during his tenure as the Chief Minister of combined Andhra Pradesh.