Radia Tapes: 007 - Radia, Barkha Dutt
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Barkha Dutt: Haan Niira?
Niira Radia: Barkha, what I am told is that Congress apparently yesterday... God knows who they are talking to in the DMK ..
Barkha Dutt: Haan
must be Maran...
Niira Radia: ..no... they relayed that the infrastructure portfolio should not be given to Maran or Baalu.
Barkha Dutt: No, that's because they wanted to keep it for themselves.
Niira Radia: No.. they wanted.. they didn't want any infrastructure- that was what Prime Minister said. So he said.. that's why they gave them labour, fertilizer chemical and Telecom IT they said for Raja.
Niira Radia: So what has happened is, that message has not got relayed to Karunanidhi.
Barkha Dutt: Oh, I see...
Niira Radia: They might have told some minion down the line or told Maran who's not relaying the truth.
Barkha Dutt: I think they have told Maran.
Niira Radia: Yeah, now what they need to do is, they need to speak to Kani so she can set up the discussion with her father, because even the Prime Minister's discussion was ... she was the one who was translating, and it was a very brief discussion for two minutes.
Barkha Dutt: Okay.
Niira Radia: That we'll try and work it out, and the let's not you know take any hasty decision. That's the type of conversation that happened.
Barkha Dutt: No, I'll set it up as soon as they get out of RCR.
RCR - Race course road
Niira Radia: What she saying is that, you know, that someone senior like Ghulam [Nabi Azad, senior Congress leader]-because he is the one who is authorised to speak. ....
Barkha Dutt: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Niira Radia: Right? Was to speak to her then she can tell her father that I have got this message from the Congress.
Barkha Dutt: Theek hai, not a problem. That's not a problem, I'll talk to Azad-I'll talk to Azad right after I get out of RCR [Race Course Road, presumably, the PM's residence].
Niira Radia: Yeah, and then she said when father lands, I can speak to him.
Barkha Dutt: Okay.
Niira Radia: And the problem is that the congress is not understanding that nobody is coming and telling my father anything so they are talking...