London, Jan 27: Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani on Wednesday, Jan 27, said the Marathi mandatory for taxi permits in Mumbai is 'unfortunate'.
"We are all Indians first. Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi belong to all Indians. That is the reality," he said.
He further said, "While India's corporate world had moved away from 'licence raj' after economic liberalisation, Mumbai's poor taxi-wallah is still dealing with licence raj."
He was speaking at a panel discussion at the London School of Economics organised to release Rajya Sabha MP N K Singh's book, 'Not by Reason Alone: The Politics of Change'.
Ambani said the real challenge and opportunity was whether India was able to create 15 to 20 million new jobs every year.
He was responding to a question when asked to comment on the taxi drivers controversy.