'Explain ties with Mukesh Ambani': Arvind Kejriwal poser to Narendra Modi

Written by Express news service | New Delhi | Updated: Feb 23 2014, 17:58pm hrs
In a letter to BJPs PM candidate Narendra Modi, former Delhi CM and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has asked him to clarify his stand on whether, if voted to power, his government would pay RIL chief Mukesh Ambani at the rate of $8 per unit for natural gas from the wells given to Reliance Industries or continue at the current rate of $4 per unit.

He also asked Modi to clarify the source of funds for his campaign and the relations his party shares with Ambani. Kejriwal said he would also write a similar letter to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on the issue.

Kejriwal, in the the signed letter, said: Parimal Nathwani is the group president of companies owned by Mukesh Ambani. He has become a Rajya Sabha MP with help from you. This has raised suspicions about your partys ties with Ambani. Rahul Gandhi and you both use personal aircraft to go abroad... According to news reports, you openly travel in Ambanis aircraft. People say several crores are spent on each of your rallies. Some people also say Ambani funds you. Is that true

BJP, however, rubbished the letter. After he took Congress support to become CM, he has no moral right to question us, former BJP president Venkaiah Naidu said.