The legal battle over the KG Basin gas intensified on Wednesday, with the Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Natural Resources Limited declaring its intention to approach the Supreme Court to seek a final hearing on September 1.
Reliance Natural Resources Limited served notice on Reliance Industries Limited and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry, conveying its intention to mention the matter before the court on Thursday.
The government is likely to amend its petition, seeking to make the Centre the main petitioner instead of the Petroleum Ministry. This decision is learnt to have been taken at a meeting chaired by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. Law and Justice Minister Veerappa Moily and Petroleum Minister Murli Deora also attended.