Gas debate: Reliance, Kejriwal, BJP and Congress

India Against Corruption’s Arvind Kejriwal is right when he says Reliance is the favorite group of both Congress and the BJP. He claimed that “the UPA and NDA regimes had conspired to organize benefits worth thousands of crores for the company at the public exchequer’s expense.”

Listen to the conversation between a former bureaucrat turned politician and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia. The bureaucrat in question has served at high positions during the NDA rule. Right now he is close to the chief minister of a North Indian state.

The ex-bureaucrat is talking about then Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee being defensive in the Parliament over some announcement of tax benefit to Reliance Industries on gas. He expresses concern over BJP’s Arun Shourie being a listed speaker on the issue in the Rajya Sabha.

He tells Radia that he has managed to change the order of speakers and instead of Shourie, now Venkiah Naidu will be the first speaker from the BJP on the issue. He also talks about the deliberations on the issue in the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting.

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