Radia Tapes: (20090601-140555) Radia with Yatish
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Radia talks to employee Yatish. She tells him to prepare the questions for Vir (Sanghvi) of HT since he has agreed to ask whatever questions they suggest. She says that Vir is starting a new series of interviews and he wants to start with Mukesh Ambani or Ratan Tata. She asks Yatish to mobilise all resources to draw up the questions.
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Phone rings (Pal pal pal pal har pal har pal.. kaise katega pal har pal har pal.. )
Yatish: Hello.. I am Yatish..
Radia: Yatish, kya hua, us
conference call ka kya hua? (What happened to the conference call?)
Yatish: Ma'am woh
message aaya tha,
(Ajit messaged that) Raja has still not confirmed that.
Radia: So when are we gonna do it? (Inaudible), aaj mera
(today I have Raja).. I am like running from pillar to post today.
Yatish: Haan mereko pata hai
(Yes I know) ma'am. Maine
morning mein bhi
message dala tha
(I had dropped a message in the morning too). So, the thing was I still have to check. I will check with Raja and let you know. Main phir se ek baar dal deta hoon
(I will send another message.)
Radia: We have to let others know. So, tell him to confirm. Because today then I will have a problem because maine bhaag na hai
(I have to run). Because I am coming to office... I don't know what time I will reach office.. I also have to go and meet Raja and the others.. I am right now rushing between a few things.
Yatish: Any specific time you want abhi ki
(right now or) you won't be available..
Radia: Budget ka
print out leke rakh lo
please, (Please take a print out of the budget and keep it.)
Radia: Main aa jaungi char-panch baje tak
, office. (I will be in office by 4 or 5.)
Yatish: Theek hai
Radia: If I can finish early enough with Kani.. so I will come quickly as I can.
Radia: Tum ek kaam karna
(You do one thing).. I will be on my way to Gurgaon from South Avenue.. I will reach back at CP probably that way at 4.30. Now do me one favour.. take out the printout and also take out that creditor list complete.. (of) previous creditors ki
Radia: And all the complete this thing, current this thing. Aur ek kaam kar lo
Manoj Warrier se baat karo
(And do one thing. speak to Manoj Warrior).. tell him Vir Sanghvi ka
interview CNN-IBN, CNBC iske saath hai
(Vir Sanghvi has interviews on CNBC and CNN-IBN). He wants to interview Mukesh Ambani.. so, Manoj has to send me a mail and also has to prepare questions that Vir Sanghvi should ask Mukesh.. he has agreed to do whatever questions that we suggest..
Radia: And it is a series...a fresh series starting by Vir Sanghvi...he will be doing interviews.. for the next few weeks that he wants to start with Mukesh Ambani or Ratan Tata.. so usse jo bhi humne, jo
messaging humne abhi karni hai
, for this yeat. (whatever messaging we have to do for this year), it's a great opportunity to do it now...ek to yeh hai
(this is one thing). Dusra
Suresh Rangarajan ko bolo, lekin
Jonathan ko bolo
(Second, likewise tell Suresh Rangarajan but tell Jonathan.)
Radia: Because Jonathan will understand it better
Yatish: Right, right
Radia: And Suresh ko bhi bol do na
(tell Suresh too)... thirdly ek
mail bhej do meri
, Ravikant ko
and uh, isko, uh,
(Send a mail from my box to Devashish, Ravikant) and to Suresh and Jonathan and Vishal to say that today I had a call from Bodhisattva Ganguly from ET
Yatish: Bodhi Ganguly?
Radia: Yes.. from ET.. he is the resident editor of ET.. he had called me for something else.. but discussed the RBI issue and SBI... right? He sounded very disturbed.. that RBI should have allowed this..
Radia:...and was questioning the behind the scene effort.. that would have gone on... in order to...for Tatas to achieve this through SBI. I smell a serious agenda here... right? We already know that Bodhi is already very, very entrenched with another group.. right? I'm just alerting you, because it matters with us because we must take notice of this..
Radia: He was almost sounding angry.. with both SBI and RBI for having even allowed this.
Yatish: For allowing this bank guarantee to go through?
Radia: So I smell a very serious agenda with ET, Bombay. I don't want to name the groups but you can guess.. that they are attached to...And I would like this to be...I am just flagging this off now because it's important. He almost was crying on the phone. In which case you can mention I had to tell him, why is he so bothered about it?
Radia: So I questioned his...you know... his intentions on this...and I said to him, why are you worried about him? Why are you worried about...you should be happy that corporates are being supported! But eventually he -