Radia Tapes: 001 - Radia, A. Raja
Duration: 00:01:58; Aspect Ratio: 1.250:1; Lightness: 0.061; Volume: 0.152; Cuts per Minute: 3.531; Words per Minute: 178.571
Niira Radia: Hello?
A. Raja: Raja here
Niira Radia: Hi! I got a message from Barkha Dutt just now
A. Raja: Huh?
Niira Radia: Barkha Dutt
A. Raja: What does she say?
Niira Radia: She says... that she has been following up the story with Prime Minister's Office tonight. In fact, she was the one who told me when Sonia Gandhi went there. She says that he has no problem with you, but he has a problem with Baalu
A. Raja: ...but it has to be discussed with Leader.
Niira Radia: yeah, yeah... he has to discuss with the Leader. He has to tell...
A. Raja: It will be discussed in the morning. Why unnecessarily Congress - DMK [indiscernible] tie-up is going out?
Niira Radia: No, but then the question is about Azhagiri, no?
A. Raja: Huh?
Niira Radia: Azhagiri's people are saying: why is Maran getting Cabinet when he is such a senior leader himself?
A. Raja: That is different, but all these things must be explored and disclosed.
Niira Radia: That's right. That's right. I told her to get Congress...
A. Raja: At least, one to one, let it be disclosed to Leader
Niira Radia: One to one?
A. Raja: One to one. Somebody should give a message, at least in a sealed cover, that we are having serious problems with Baalu.
Niira Radia: From Congress, right?
A. Raja: Yes.
Niira Radia: Okay, I'll tell her. She is talking to Ahmed Patel, so I will talk to her.
A. Raja: Let him [sic] call at least over phone: Sir, this is problem... we are having high regard, we are having no problem with Raja, but problem is Baalu. Tell.
Niira Radia: Then how will you resolve the other problem?
A. Raja: Other problems we will take care of slowly, because now Leader comes down.
Niira Radia: Uh huh.
A. Raja: Don't worry.
Niira Radia: Now Leader comes down to three, no?
A. Raja: Comes down for [sic] three...
Niira Radia: Yeah
A. Raja: Even you are saying that Maran is not fit for infrastructure... he is having controversy... alright, let him be accommodated in the existing ministry... at least we will suggest.
Niira Radia: Maran?
A. Raja: Hmm... you suggest, you send a message.
Niira Radia: Uh, huh.
A. Raja: Okay.
Niira Radia: Okay.