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Adani Group Chairman, Gautam Adani addresses the media in Ahmedabad on July 21, 2009. Adani spoke about "Adani Power Limited IPO" which opens on July 28. AFP PHOTO/ Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)[/caption]
Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani, whose group reportedly got Rs 200-crore fine waived off, denied the allegations that he was a favourite of the Modi-led BJP government.
Adani in an exclusive interview to The Economic Times emphasised that his company doesn’t seek special favours from any party or individual.
In an interview the industrialist spoke on issues ranging from allegations of PM Modi using his aircraft for his election campaign to the Chhattisgarh mine issue.
Here are some of the excerpts:
- On PM Modi Used His Company’s Aircraft During Election Campaign In 2013-14
My company owns four planes and no one uses them for free, but that anyone is free to hire them. He said Congress uses aircraft belonging to the GMR Group, and therefore the use of his aircraft is unexceptionable.
- On Controversy Surrounding His Chhattisgarh Mine
Adani clarified that the mine was not owned by his group and that the owner was the Rajasthan government. He said his group was chosen as a mine contractor after a bidding process.
- If It Was Congress Strategy To Use Him To Create A Narrative About A Modi-Adani Nexus?
People rejected that argument in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, adding that whether it was the BJP or the Congress, no political party should drag corporates into politics when they do not indulge in it.
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