Radia Tapes: (20090529-202106) Radia, Jehangir Pocha
Duration: 00:01:14; Aspect Ratio: 1.250:1; Lightness: 0.039; Volume: 0.185; Cuts per Minute: 2.418; Words per Minute: 128.135
This conversation between the operations head of news channel NewsX and Niira Radia shows how she virtually controls and funds the channel. 'Listen, We Have A Problem Here. Our Salaries Are Due But Money Hasn't Come'
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Pal pal pal pal...(Phone rings)
Niira Radia: Yeah? Hello?
Jehangir Pocha: Hi.
Niira: Hi, yeah?
Jehangir Pocha: Listen, we have a big problem here, man.
JP: Our salaries are due but the money has not come in yet, ya.
NR: Salaries are -?
JP: Due...and the cash has not come yet.
NR: When are they due?
JP: Due on the first, na
NR: Haan...toh aa jayega na first ko.
(Yes, then it will arrive on the first.)
JP: First is Monday.
NR: Haan, toh tumhe
Monday release karna hai na,
Okay, let me call him. How much is the - I don't know how much Rajeev has asked. Maine
budget toh bhej diya.
(Yes, so you have to release the payments on Monday, right? I don't know how much Rajeev has asked. I've sent the budget.)
JP: Listen to me, na
. Today is Friday night. Even if we send the money tomorrow, it will barely come on Monday, we have to issue our own money and cheques.
(Tape ends, abruptly)