Mukesh Ambani supports Congress candidate in Mumbai, says he’s my friend

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani recently featured in a video tweeted by Milind Deora who is the Congress candidate in Mumbai South. “Milind is the man for South Bombay,” he says.

“Having represented South Bombay for 10 years, I believe that Milind has in-depth knowledge of the social, economic and cultural ecosystem of the South Bombay constituency,” Mukesh Ambani says in the video.

Kotak Mahindra Bank Uday Kotak also comes in the video clip and he can be heard saying Deora “truly represents Mumbai ka connection”.

“From small shopkeepers to large industrialists – for everyone, South Mumbai means business,” Milind Deora wrote in a caption for the video. “We need to bring businesses back to Mumbai and make job creation for our youth a top priority.”

Deora will compete with Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant in Mumbai South, which votes in the ongoing election on April 29.

That’s the Monday after next, after which three more phases will remain before the election comes to a close on May 19.

Counting of votes will happen on May 23.

Maharashtra sends the second-highest contingent of MPs to the Lok Sabha i.e. 48 and with 80 seats, only UP elects more lawmakers to Parliament’s lower house.