He did not name anyone while sticking to his stated position. On June 14, Moily had caused a stir by saying powerful oil import lobbies threatened every petroleum minister in the country to deter them from taking decisions that could cut oil imports.
The minister also described the decision to increase domestic gas prices as a bold one. Controversy has engulfed India’s new natural gas pricing regime. After stiff opposition from various political quarters, the issue is currently in the Supreme Court.