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RIL halts US lobbying for 3rd qtr in row

business Updated: Jul 22, 2012 22:34 IST

India’s leading corporate house Reliance Industries has kept its lobbying activities among the US lawmakers on hold for third quarter in a row, after having spent over $1 million to its lobbyist here in past few years.

On the other hand, the Indian government and the country’s software industry body Nasscom have kept up the momentum through their lobbying activities and paid $180,000 and $100,000, respectively, to their lobbyists during the last quarter ended June 30, 2012.

While Nasscom has paid its two lobbyists, BGR and the Lande Group, for lobbying on issues like international technology, immigration, high-skilled visa, workforce and personnel mobility, the Indian government’s lobbying activities were centered on “bilateral US-India relationship”.

As per the quarterly lobbying disclosure reports filed with the US Senate, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has been one of the major Indian entities lobbying for its cause among the US lawmakers for past few years.