In a statement, a Reliance Group
spokesperson said the group believes the defamatory statements by certain individuals and corporate bodies, with regard to the offset agreement between Reliance Group
and Dassault Aviation, were made for political purposes.
Besides, the subject matter is pending for adjudication before the Supreme Court, it said. And hence, it is withdrawing the cases. The cases were pending in the Ahmedabad High Court.
The cases were filed against Randeep Surjewala, Oommen Chandy, Ashok Chavan, Abhishek Singhvi, Shaktisinh Gohil, Priyanka Chaturvedi, and the National Herald.
On May 5, the group had reprimanded Congress
President Rahul Gandhi by calling the latter’s allegations of crony capitalism against its Chairman Anil Ambani
as “calumny, disinformation, distortion, and malicious lies”.