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NCLT says Ruias' Rs 54,000-cr bid not 'maintainable'; Essar may move NCLAT

The order comes after the NCLAT last week directed the NCLT to decide on the ArcelorMittal resolution plan by January 31

Prashant Ruia

Prashant Ruia, director of Essar group

Vinay UmarjiIshita Ayan Dutt Ahmedabad | Kolkata
In a major setback for the Ruia family, the promoters of insolvent Essar Steel, the National Company Law Tribunal’s (NCLT’s) Ahmedabad Bench on Tuesday rejected the plea of its majority shareholder, Essar Steel Asia Holding Ltd (ESAHL), to submit a settlement proposal.

In its order rejecting the interlocutory application (IA) 430 of ESAHL, the two-member Bench comprising adjudicating authorities Harihar Prakash Chaturvedi and Manorama Kumari held that as the holding company and majority shareholder, ESAHL did not have the locus standi to make a debt settlement proposal as it did not approach as a resolution applicant unlike others.

Essar is expected to

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First Published: Jan 29 2019 | 9:37 PM IST

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