Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Is Reliance Industries Delhi satrap Najeeb Jung headed for Jamia Millia Islamia University in the capital as the new vice chancellor? Over the weekend, the gas row has seen a massive reorganisation within the Delhi establishment with Jung exiting from an active role and Shankar Adawal returning as the chief trouble shooter. Old fox Balu has also begun to make his presence felt in the political circles, given his fabled networking skills with Congress politicians. Nira Radia has been asked to keep out of all legal tangles and the Pradip Baijal article in Business Standard has not gone down well with Reliance boss Mukesh Ambani. Hence the return of Adawal from wilderness. Reliance Industries is bringing all its muscle to bear to ensure that the gas doesn't go to Anil Ambani owned Reliance Natural Resources. All the fixers and powerbrokers have been told to stay clear of the matter as the Supreme Court begins to examine this ticklish subject and will take a view next on September 1.