New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was back on his activist mode when he told a Press conference on Tuesday that Reliance Industries Limited had created an artificial shortage by under-utilizing the gas resources it was leased out at the Krishna-Godavari basin.
Kejriwal has accused RIL chief and billionaire Mukesh Ambani of duping the public by abetting in the price rise. He also said that the plan to double gas prices from April 1 this year would set the market on fire.
Kejriwal also informed that Delhi's anti-corruption unit has begun investigations against RIL, Murli Deora, VK Sibal and Mukesh Ambani and that FIRs will be lodged against the union oil minister Veerappa Moily, Ambani and Sibal.
The activist turned CM alleged that RIL deliberately produced less gas in order to reap more profits from rising prices. He also informed that he will write to the Prime Minister and
Moily's office such that they cooperate as and when the time comes. He said that he was taking action on the basis on complaints received at the Delhi government's anti-corruption cell.
Reliance stocks crashed immediately by 800 points.