Radia Tapes: 116 - Radia, Rakesh Hari Pathak (Economic Bureau Chief PTI)
Duration: 00:03:42; Aspect Ratio: 1.250:1; Lightness: 0.070; Volume: 0.249; Cuts per Minute: 3.499; Words per Minute: 223.407
Rakesh: Haan, hello.
Niira Radia: Hi Rakesh.
quickly just tell me one thing..
Niira Radia: Hmm?
Rakesh: Why is that, you made the petition there in Supreme Court... and you made government as an intervener, am I right?
Niira Radia: No, they are respondent not intervener.
Rakesh: That is what I just wanted to check. Because the other side has been repeatedly saying that government has not been given a notice or anything.
Niira Radia: No, government has been given a notice. I don't know what they are talking about.
Rakesh: No, we wrote a story..
Niira Radia: In fact yours is a very good flash. They aren't- they have been given a notice- that's very clear.
Rakesh: So.. which is why I was just confused that what.. matlab isme jhagda kya ho gaya hai?
(What is the argument in this?). If they are respondent, why other side should be so uncomfortable on this?
Niira Radia: Unko nahin accha lagta na ki government ko aana chahiye. Kya kare hum log abhi? Unko tension hota hai
(They don't like the government in this. What can we do now. They get tensed.)
Niira Radia: Mahesh Agarwal came out and told CNBC.. usko poocha gaya ki kya kar rahe ho tum log gas ke saath to kehta hai wohi karenge jo Anil Ambani ka-
I mean - Mukesh Ambani kar raha hai.. hum bechenge gas..
(He was asked what will you do with gas and he said we will do just what Anil Amabani - I mean - Mukesh Ambani has been doing- we will sell gas.)
Niira Radia: He said its not called trading its called selling. C'mon he thinks.. the world is stupid or what?
Rakesh: And then one of his... Toni Singh rang me up, kehta hai notice nahin kiya?
(says didn't you notice) so I checked up again..so I was still under confusion that what is the position on this. That's the reason I ringed (sic).
Niira Radia: Nahin, government ko notice gaya hai ..
(No, the government has been issued a notice..)
Rakesh: My legal team guys, they say- that it is as intervenor and not as a respondent.
Rakesh: Earlier you wanted a respondent, but registry said government cannot be made a respondent you will have to..
Niira Radia: Pehle toh.. teen din se pehle yeh log baat kar rahe hai ki government should be... ki registrar ne roka hai. Aapko bhi pata hai registrar kabhi rokta nahin hai..
(First of all, three days back these people have been saying that the government should be... that the registrar has stopped (them). And you know that the registrar never stops..)
Rakesh: Nahin, woh nahin rokega
(No, it won't stop)
Niira Radia: Kyon, Sasan ke matter mein bhi, inhone yehi chalaya tha last time bhi.. ko government cannot be a respondent, registrar ne aisa bola hai
(In Sasan's matter too, they did the same thing ... that the government cannot be a respondent and the registrar said so.)
Rakesh: Haan, haan
Niira Radia: Haan toh registrar toh har cheez inke kehne pe toh nahin karega na?
(Yes so the registrar won't do everything that they say right?)
Rakesh: No, registrar, they can't buy the..
Niira Radia: It's not upto the registrar na.. its upto the court to decide whether you want.. I mean, upto the government to decide that.. wehumne toh kal "respondent" likh kar bhej diya
(we wrote "respondent" and sent it yesterday.)
Niira Radia: All sides have been issued notice.
Rakesh: No, but my team members all still saying.. the High court team.. the Supreme Court team.. we have a strong team in there. They said its still intervenor not as a... and that's what they had given that's the reason I wanted to recheck with you.
Niira Radia: But you had given what? Intervenor ki
Rakesh: Shuru mein toh hum logon ne notice diya
(We gave a notice in the start). We kept quiet on that government has been issued a notice.
Rakesh: Now sometime back, in Supreme Court we have a person called Indubam(?). She covers Supreme Court for us, the corporate side. And she gave us a story that it is an intervenor.
Rakesh: And in the meanwhile one of the Tony's teams told me, ki woh government ko notice nahin mila. Toh maine kahan yeh kya mazak ho gaya?
(That the government hasn't got the notice. So I said what joke is this?)
Niira Radia: Government ko notice gaya hai
(Government has been issued a notice).
Rakesh: Haan toh notice gaya hai
(Ok so the notice has been issued.) Wanted to just confirm that.
Niira Radia: It's gone, it's gone.
Rakesh: Aur kya baaki haal hai?
(How is everything else?)
Niira Radia: I'm fine, very fine. How are you, how is your health?
Rakesh: Main bilkul theek thaak hoon
(I am very fine). I am going to fall sick in case you don't need me now.
Niira Radia: I will meet you on thursday. See if I can come at 6 o'clock.
Rakesh: I will ring you up in an hour's time is that okay?
Niira Radia: Sure, sure.