Radia Tapes: 140 - Radia, G.Ganapathy Subramanium (ET)
Duration: 00:06:26; Aspect Ratio: 1.250:1; Lightness: 0.063; Volume: 0.245; Cuts per Minute: 4.039; Words per Minute: 167.009
(inaudible muttering in the background while phone rings)
Niira Radia: Hi Ganu.
Ganapathy: Sorry, I could not immediately call you. I was driving.
Niira Radia: No problem, no problem. How are things?
Ganapathy: Yeah, fine. Did you see all the crazy things they were doing today? Ask the media, they will tell you.They were passing on the car numbers to everybody.
Niira Radia: Yeah, yeah, but we are not bothered with them.
Ganapathy: ...and telling people ke ye he's going here, he's going there, law minister ke office...finance minister ke office...ye wahaan...PMO..TK Nair... all that
Niira Radia: You guys are carrying it also, like mad naa
Ganapathy: You know why and you know who's behind it
Niira Radia: No no, I am telling you something. You know Ganu, we have taken a decision today. Mukesh, was in town, he just told me, he said ignore ET.
Niira Radia: He just told me very clearly - 'Ignore them,...
Niira Radia: They want to behave like idiots, let them, behave like that, just ignore them. Talk to only those that matter. It does not matter, if they wannaa.. Dev Chatterjee was calling from Bombay and saying all sorts...
Niira Radia: Barring you, and Venu and TK, we are not going to... Soma and Supriya had come, talked a load of nonsense with Manoj Modi, and, its okay quite honestly if ET Now want to behave like a tabloid, let them behave like that.
Niira Radia: Thiik hai chalegaa...We are also watching
Ganapathy: An—d, an—d , aaah, I think somebody is passing on information everywhere, I don't know how or what.
Niira Radia: like?
Ganapathy: Like, I think who are all meeting Manoj,
G. G. S.: and like all those things you know. Who's going where. Partly must be leaking from media itself, but maybe I think one should check.
Niira Radia: Well It can't be from my office because no body knows
Ganapathy: No, no, I dont think so but then...
Niira Radia: Rohini told me that Shankar Adawal was telling but he does not know the itinerary
Ganapathy: Nah, How can ... he himself aajkal ghar se nikaltaa hii nahii hai wo moTaa bhaaii
Niira Radia: Rohini says Shankar Adawal was sometimes even planting negative stories against RIL
Ganapathy: I don't know, I mean he's hardly anywhere in circulation these days
Niira Radia: Never mind, never mind. Wo Andhra...kii letter once I get it I will give it to you, but not now... abhii hai nahii
Ganapathy: Yeah, yeah, no problem, no hurry.
Niira Radia: Lekin front page pe aayegii to duuNgii main.. aajkal I don't trust these guys... I wont give if its not front page
Ganapathy: Haan, no problem, During the day I had a word with our friend...and he said let's have the full details and then we can work on it
Niira Radia: Haan, but if they don't give me front page for such an important letter, then I am not going to, you know...
Ganapathy: Hmmm. But...that again is unfortunate, you know... because that was situation once again beyond the control of our friends...that was the problem
Niira Radia: Generally you make sure naa of these things
Ganapathy: Yeah, yeah, I mean, but the way things are going the last 3-4 days...
G.G.S.: I mean there are 20 phone calls I think to Javed, Abheek, Rahul and everybody.... and they are running around everywhere sending people to meet X, Y, Z... whatever, whatever...
G.G.S.: ...you must have sensed the same thing in Bombay as well.. the same thing is happening
Niira Radia: Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm
Ganapathy: In fact I was thinking that maybe I should speak to you on some other phone number or something
Niira Radia: Why, you think they are monitoring my number?
Ganapathy: I don't know, might be possible. I mean some people...I cannot rule out nothing.
Niira Radia: But Tony and them?
Ganapathy: Haan, whatever... whoever...I mean... whoever
Niira Radia: You call me on my Indicom, no? I will give you a missed call. I dont know which number to call you on because you on because you got so many numbers
Ganapathy: Now you know the reason why
Niira Radia: Hmm hmmm.
Niira Radia: So which number do I call you on? I will send you a missed call from one of my numbers now...
Ganapathy: Yeah this one is ok
Niira Radia: Ok I will send you a missed call from this number... from my Indicom And you can call me on that
Ganapathy: Sure sure sure. Yeah, yeah right, then I will call you on that and then speak to you
Ganapathy: I think right now we need to see I think all this will probably now ebb a bit. I think when the hearing starts... OK, but you know once the hearing (in Supreme court on Gas issue), starts all these things are going to quieten up.
Niira Radia: Ok, but you need to be briefed. Ganu you have to be briefed on it. You still haven't been briefed on the whole matter
(inaudible) milaa tum ko
Ganapathy: Naa abhii tak nahii.
Niira Radia: I don't know what Rohit is doing. I just can't believe it
Niira Radia: If you are free tomorrow, can you come in and we'll brief you on the whole matter?
Ganapathy: Sure, sure I will give you a call in the morning
Niira Radia: Let us just set up a time in the afternoon and please let us just brief you on the whole thing.
Ganapathy: Sure sure.
Ganapathy: Just give me a missed call on this number from your Indicom, and I will speak to you in the morning then
Niira Radia: I will do so right away
Ganapathy: Achha did these people get in touch with you. Shoma [or Somnath?], Jaiswal...or anybody
Niira Radia: Jaiswal had some stupid story about 40 MMSCD after that.. and I told him you're being a bit silly... we are not going to comment now that the matter is subjudice... go and ask the government now...
Niira Radia: They are doing some story but that doesn't hurt us at all. Doesn't matter.
Ganapathy: Nahin nahin
Niira Radia: And they got it from Pandey, eh? RNRL
Niira Radia: Who are they to decide whether the government is going to be intervener or respondent? (inaudible)
Ganapathy: Now everything is in the hands of the court.
Niira Radia: Hmmm
Ganapathy: I thought you should know about it, that's all
Niira Radia: I know the story is happening tomorrow
Ganapathy: Theek hai theek hai
Niira Radia: Let it come, no problem.
Ganapathy: No problem.
Ganapathy: Just give me a missed call from your other number and then I will give you a call in the morning.
Niira Radia: thiik hai, perfect
Ganapathy: OK, goodnight