Billionaire Gautam Adani met former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in Matoshree on Wednesday, creating buzz amid a changed political scenario in the state. Thackeray has lost his party colleague to Eknath Shinde's rebel camp that formed the government in the state with the BJP's support.
The Gautam Adani-Uddhav Thackeray meeting lasted for one hour, raising eyebrows.
Recently, Adani Group's chairperson, Gautam Adani surpassed Amazon's Jeff Bezos to become the world's second richest man. Adani's net worth is estimated to be around $155.7 billion up by $5.5 billion, according to Forbes real-time Billionaires list.
Hours after the Adani-Uddhav meet, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, who is currently part of his party's Bharat Jodo Yatra, addressed a gathering in Kerala's Kochi and claimed that money to build the billionaire's businesses came from public sector banks.
"The second richest man on planet is from India. He can monopolise any business he wants in the country. Who gives him money to build these businesses? It comes from public sector banks, it's your money," Rahul Gandhi was quoted as saying by ANI.
"This money should be used to build schools,hospitals,to give loans to farmers,to support small business owners," he added.