Mumbai: Corporate hotshot Uday Kotak and India’s top industrialist Mukesh Ambani have backed Senior Congress leader and two-time MP Milind Deora for the South Mumbai constituency.
In a 2-minute campaign ad, released by the former Union Minister, various industrialists and small business owners backed Deora’s candidature.
Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industrias Limited said, “Milind is the man for South Mumbai. Having represented South Bombay for 10 years, I believe Milind has in-depth knowledge of social, economic and cultural ecosystem of the South Bombay constituency”. The tycoon further added, “Both micro-enterprises and large businesses reside in Mumbai so that attractive new employment opportunity for our talented young women and men.”
According to Uday Kotak, managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank, “Milind truly represents Mumbai ka connection (Mumbai’s connection).” He said, “I genuinely believe Milind understands this and co-relates to a Mumbaikar and his family has been associated with Mumbai for a long time.”
From small shopkeepers to large industrialists – for everyone, South Mumbai means business.
— Milind Deora (@milinddeora) April 17, 2019
Deora was recently appointed as President of Mumbai Congress. Deora is the Former Minister of State with the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications and the Former Minister of State with the Ministry of Shipping within the Government of India. He became an MP after winning the 2004 Lok Sabha polls beating Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Jaywantiben Mehta. He was re-elected in 2009.
Voting in Maharashtra is taking place across the first four phases.