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Anil Ambani to withdraw defamation lawsuits against Cong, National Herald

Reliance Group spokesperson said the group believes the defamatory statements were made for political purposes

Dev Chatterjee  |  Mumbai 

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The Group on Tuesday decided to withdraw the filed by it against top leaders.

In a statement, a spokesperson said the group believes the defamatory statements by certain individuals and corporate bodies, with regard to the offset agreement between and Dassault Aviation, were made for political purposes.

Besides, the subject matter is pending for adjudication before the Supreme Court, it said. And hence, it is withdrawing the cases. The cases were pending in the The cases were filed against Randeep Surjewala, Oommen Chandy, Ashok Chavan, Abhishek Singhvi, Shaktisinh Gohil, Priyanka Chaturvedi, and the On May 5, the group had reprimanded President Rahul Gandhi by calling the latter’s allegations of crony capitalism against its Chairman as “calumny, disinformation, distortion, and malicious lies”.

The embattled group had retaliated after Rahul had singled out several times for winning the Rafale defence contract from the

The spokesperson had said it was during the Congress-led UPA regime between 2004 and 2014 that Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group was awarded projects of over Rs 1 trillion across key nation-building infrastructure sectors, by a government led by none other than Rahul Gandhi’s own political party — the

First Published: Wed, May 22 2019. 02:43 IST