Anant Ambani, son of India’s richest person Mukesh Ambani today (Friday, April 27) attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Mumbai, where he said, “I am here to support our country and to listen our Prime Minister.”
Anant Ambani, who was seated in the front row among the audience at the poll rally in suburban Bandra Kurla Complex, told a Marathi news channel that he was there to listen to PM Narendra Modi and to support the nation.
Earlier Mukesh Ammbani had extended his support to Congress leader Milind Deora, who is contesting against Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant for South Mumbai Lok Sabha constituency. Favouring Deora, Mukesh had said, “Milind is the man for South Mumbai.”
Milind had shared a video on his twitter account in which Mukesh was heard saying, “Milind is the man for South Mumbai… Milind has in-depth knowledge of social, economic and cultural eco-system of the South Bombay constituency.”
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray had said in his last rally in Mumbai’s Kalachowkie area that this was a message that the BJP was not coming back to power and that Mukesh Ambani had endorsed Deora in spite of being friends with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has been trying to downplay the endorsement. He said Ambani had endorsed Deora in 2014 as well but the candidate had lost.
On the other hand, his son Anant Ambani attend PM Modi’s rally and it was also witnessed that he was seated along with BJP leaders like Kirit Somaiya, cheered “Chowkidar” “Chowkidar”, raising his hands, at the end of PM Modi’s speech, joining the rest of the crowd.
Prime Minister in his speech said the BJP would retain power and the Congress would get just 50 seats.
“Every survey and every news report shows that we would get 282 seats or more. Surveys are also agreeing that BJP and NDA (National Democratic Alliance) will win the most seats in Parliament and come back to power. This is not the BJP saying, but surveys,” Modi said.
“The talk is whether NDA will cross 300, 315 or will it goes to 400… After three phases it is clear the BJP government is coming back… People of Mumbai are smart; they know which way wind is blowing. Be sensible, don’t waste your vote,” Modi said.
The seven-phase election will end on May 19, while the votes will be counted on May 23 across the state.