New Delhi, Jul 14: India's richest man, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Monday, July 14 met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the midst of Samajawadi Party leader Amar Singh targeting India's largest company seeking a windfall profit tax (WPT) on group's oil business.
Mukesh Ambani, sources say met many ministers and top bureaucrats presumably to explain that WPT lacks any economic logic. There are reports that Ambani is also set to meet Sonia Gandhi in the evening. Officials of RIL declined to comment on Ambani's movements in Delhi. The Ambani visit to Delhi assumes importance in the wake of Amar Singh, perceived to be a close friend of Anil Ambani, opening a front against RIL.
In a recent interview, Amar Singh had said RIL's opposition to Anil Ambani Group's negotiation with MTN for a deal was 'disgusting' and had suggested that Prime Minister should intervene and bring about a rapprochement among warning Ambani brothers.