Advertisement
Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com
Response

'Completely False And Misleading'

'Giving legal advice or retainer-ship to companies is quite common with lawyers particularly with eminent lawyers'

'Completely False And Misleading'
'Completely False And Misleading'
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53

Statement of Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister for communication & information technology

The allegation of Aam Admi Party is completely false and misleading. As a well-known lawyer Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad has appeared in different proceedings before Supreme Court, High Court other Tribunals and has also given other legal services to his clients, which includes corporate, individuals and well known political figures. The relationship with clients has been purely professional.

Mr Prasad has never given any advice or appeared for Reliance Industries.

Finetech Commercials Private Limited is a different corporate entity to whom legal services where rendered. Giving legal advice or retainer-ship to companies is quite common with lawyers particularly with eminent lawyers. However, before becoming a Minister, he terminated all his professional relationship. In fact with the Finetech Commercials it ended in March 2014 itself nearly two months before he became a Minister in the Central Government.

As a Member of Parliament, Mr. Prasad maintained very high standard and never was associated with any interest of his client or articulated their concerns in the Parliament. In fact when he became the Dy. Leader of BJP in Rajya Sabha, he voluntarily stopped his law practices during Parliament session for attending to Parliamentary duties though there were no such requirements. As a member of the JPC, Mr. Prasad was in the forefront of exposing the misdeeds of the previous government for the irregularities in the allocation of spectrum and licences. He also gave a dissenting note when attempts were made to ensure that full facts should not come in the 2-G spectrum issue.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Why A Democratic India Must Junk Draconian AFSPA

Why A Democratic India Must Junk Draconian AFSPA

Experts believe the AFSPA has caused more harm to the Indian State in insurgency-hit areas than mitigating problems. Here’s why.

Nagaland Ambush: Not Just AFSPA, It’s Time To Do Away With Most Special Laws

Nagaland Ambush: Not Just AFSPA, It’s Time To Do Away With Most Special Laws

It may be time for India to uphold human dignity, take a hard look at some of its regressive laws like AFSPA which includes Special Laws that authorises detention without trial.

Ashes 2021-22: Australia Start Favourites - Statistical Preview

Ashes 2021-22: Australia Start Favourites - Statistical Preview

The Gabba has been like a fortress for Australia in the Ashes. The Aussies have a 12-4 win-loss record in Brisbane and they will do everything to protect that record.

Why AFSPA In Jammu And Kashmir Is Not Just A Defence Act

Why AFSPA In Jammu And Kashmir Is Not Just A Defence Act

Has the AFSPA become an ideological Act, a tool to revise Kashmir history? Many analysts believe so.

Advertisement