“Adani Group is impacted by the malicious campaigns by forces inimical to our nationwide curiosity,” it mentioned in a publish titled ‘An Open Letter on the necessity to act in opposition to false propaganda’.
It went on to state that “accuracy, objectivity and impartiality” are core rules of honest and balanced journalism.
“However on quite a few events, Adani Group has been focused via false propaganda. We’ve got additionally been a sufferer of manufactured on-line media campaigns aimed toward spreading malicious lies about our operations and inflicting hurt to our shareholders,” it mentioned.
Gujarat billionaire Adani and his group has typically been accused of “unfairly” benefiting beneath Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In current weeks it has been mentioned to be the beneficiary of the three controversial farm reform legal guidelines.
The group has denied all allegations of favouritism and had on farm legal guidelines mentioned it doesn’t do contract farming and solely operates grain silos on behalf of the Meals Company of India (FCI).
Final week, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy referred to as Adani a “trapeze artist” and mentioned his group owed Rs 4.5 lakh crore as NPA to banks, an allegation that the group vehemently denied saying it has by no means defaulted on any financial institution mortgage.
This week doubts have been raised about its Kattupalli Port in Tamil Nadu.
Adani on Saturday mentioned it had “nice respect” in direction of the media and has accepted opposite opinions.
“But when, beneath the pretext of free speech, we see harm to our strategic pursuits in addition to affect on our shareholders that put their belief on us, we’re left with no possibility however act to guard our pursuits,” it mentioned, including it has filed circumstances in courts as a closing resort.
“We’ve got full religion within the Indian judiciary and complete acceptance of the choice they make,” it added.
The vitality to ports conglomerate opened the be aware saying freedom of speech is a elementary proper and the Adani Group believes in free speech that promotes fact and serves the nationwide curiosity.
The Adani Group generates and distributes vitality, operates seaports and airports, and runs many different vital belongings.
“We attain out throughout many distant elements of the nation and we’re proud that we’re a supply of direct and oblique employment to lots of of hundreds of individuals,” it mentioned the group has six listed entities.
Stating that ‘Satyamev Jayate’ (Reality alone prevails) is the nationwide motto, it mentioned the problem earlier than free societies is tips on how to cope with falsehood.
“On this context, our structure prohibits speech that may trigger harm to sovereignty and integrity of India, or is prejudicial to the general public order, or quantities to defamation,” Adani added.