Radia Tapes: (20090622-120534) Radia with Sunil Arora
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She dictates to 1980-batch IAS officer Sunil Arora to speak to a journalist for a story critical of aviation minister Praful Patel. "Then I should return his call?" asks Arora. "Of course, of course," she says. While a key member of India's administrative steel frame shares an easy camaraderie with Radia, they also discuss a "Rajiv Singh" who is "in London".
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Phone Rings (Pal pal pal har pal..)
SA: Hi. He is already in London.
SA: Toh, woh aayega chaar ko
(He'll arrive at 4)
Radia: Yeah, I will set him up with....
SA: ...Main baitha hoon wahan baat karne.. jaise woh chaar ko aayega woh baat karke che ya saat baje toh chale jaayega
(I'm here, to speak to him. Once he arrives at 4, he'll talk, till 6 or 7, when he leaves, Mr. Roopdas)
Niira: Tell me one thing, did Upender call you yesterday on Air India?
SA: Upender gave a missed call today.
Radia: No, he is running the whole programme - half an hour.
SA: Nahi main bhi uska call return na kar paya
because I was in a board meeting. (No, I wasn't able to return his call)
Radia: He's given a whole story on the demise of Air India.
SA: Main toh
board meeting karte hi pehle aapko
call kiya...(I called you as soon as the board meeting got over).. Then you told me about this Rajiv thing then I tried Rajiv.. He's already in London.. Meri usse baat hui.. uske mobile pe.. (I spoke to him on mobile) .. then I thought I must report back to you first.
Radia: So kind ! Achha
listen, maine usko
report bhijwa diya tha, bahut puraana jo tha pehle. Aur maine usko bataa diya,
>(inaudible) ka usko samjha diya, ki kya
.. (I sent a very old report to him... and explained about -inaudible-, and what the attempt is.)... I think it's best you speak to him.
SA: Then I'll return his missed call now
Radia: Of course! Okay, bye then.