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Congress party's heart beats for Reliance Industries, says AAP

Saturday, 29 March 2014 - 7:47pm IST | Agency: PTI

Slamming Congress for its "attack" on the Election Commission for having deferred the government's decision on gas pricing, AAP today said the party's "heart beats for Reliance Industries".

"The kind of language used by Jairam Ramesh and Anand Sharma in questioning the EC's decision is a clear indication that the Congress is not bothered about the adverse impact the doubling of gas prices will have on the lives of people...," AAP said in a press release.

It said that the attack on the EC by two Union Ministers proved beyond doubt that the Congress heart beats for Reliance Industries and not for the people of this country.

The Election Commission had recently asked the UPA government to defer notifying doubling of price of the fuel produced by companies such as Reliance Industries till general elections are completed.

AAP accused Congress-led UPA government of promoting "crony capitalism," while stating that the two ministers have made an unsuccessful attempt to "defend an indefensible decision".

"The use of language by these ministers that the EC is functioning like a parallel government and that it had extended its mandate, only shows that the Congress seems to have forgotten that their tenure is all but over and the people of the country are set to elect a new government in less than two months," AAP said.

Both Ramesh and Sharma need to be reminded that their government's decision has been challenged in the Supreme Court, which is hearing the matter and despite their misinformation campaign, they have not been able to find any legal infirmity in the FIR filed against their colleague and petroleum minister M Veerappa Moily and the RIL by the Anti Corruption Branch of the Delhi government, the statement said.

"The Congress appears to have altered its slogans to please the big corporates like the RIL and seems ready to embrace - Congress ka Haath Ambani ke saath.

"The AAP will continue its efforts to expose the unholy nexus between the Congress and the RIL, the only aim of which was to ruin the lives of the people by imposing the burden of price rise on them, the statement added.

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