New Delhi: The government has started to compile a list of projects awarded to Anil Ambani’s companies by the UPA government, The Economic Times reported.

This is being prepared to counter the Congress charge that the BJP has favoured Anil Ambani’s group by securing offsets from the Rafale deal. 

According to the ET report, officials familiar with the matter have said that preliminary inquiries have revealed projects worth Rs 100,000 crore was awarded to Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group during the last seven years of the Congress-led UPA government. 

The data is being assembled from power, telecom, road transport, and highway ministries as well as from National Highways Authority of India, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

Another official familiar with the matter said that the biggest spurt in growth was in Reliance Infrastructure, which by 2011 had transformed from an electricity distribution company to India’s largest infrastructure company within five years. “Nearly 12 projects worth over Rs 16,500 crore were initiated, making Reliance Infrastructure the largest private developer of roads in the country,” he said.