Reliance chief and India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the latter’s bold step on demonetisation.
Speaking at an event, Ambani said, “Today, I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji’s bold and historic decision to demonetise old currency. I believe that common people will be the biggest beneficiaries of this change. By introducing demonetisation our PM has given us a cashless optimal economy, everybody has a digital ATM in hand now.”
The senior Ambani, whose friendship with the prime minister has always been a subject of intense social media conversation, said that digitally-enabling transactions will boost economic growth, while bringing unprecedented transparency and accountability.
He said, “By doing this, our PM has given the strongest push to growth of digitally-enabled, optimal-cash economy in India.
Ambani also made a series of announcement during his speech on Reliance Jio adding that the company will extend its free services by another three months.
“Starting December 4, 2016, every new Jio user will get the data, voice, and full bouquet of the Jio apps free till 31 March 2017,” Ambani said. “This is the Jio Happy New Year Offer. All our existing 52 million users will continue to enjoy the Welcome Offer till 31 December, and then automatically be signed up for the New Year Offer. No need to buy a new SIM.”