Radia Tapes: (20090531-170208) Radia, Ranjan Bhattacharya
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Atal Behari Vajpayee's foster son-in-law recounts to Radia a recent conversation he had with Mukesh Ambani on Bharti's Sunil Mittal seeking Niira Radia's services on a "loose arrangement". 'I Told Mukesh...Sunil (Mittal) Wants Niira To Work For Him'
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RB: Hi, welcome back.
NR: Thank you. Just got back, yeah.
RB: Okay, okay, listen, bhai,
(brother) I told you...What I suspected is true...He (Mukesh Ambani) had called for something and then I just told him, I said I met Niira at a social function, and I said she just mentioned that, you know, Sunil (Mittal) wants to work. Uh, Sunil wants her to work for him on a...uh, on a...just on some loose arrangement.
RB: And I said she was telling me that you, you are actually encouraging it. So he turns around and says, "Haan boss, toh kya hua,
after all, apne ko kya hai,
let everybody do well," ("Yes boss, so what, after all, what will happen to me, let everybody do well,") etc, etc.
Ranjan: But there was no objection, so I said MDA, why don't you come out level with me...I said uh, okay, I said I haven't spoken to her on these lines, but I am asking you, I said are you okay with it? So you know, his words were, he says, "Boss, you know me better, I give people lot of latitude, it's for them to decide."
Ranjan: So I said, basically, then that means, you know, you're not very keen. So he says, "Mujhe kal phone aa gaya tha
." ("Yesterday I got a phone call.") now this is yesterday, he's telling me, yesterday evening.
Ranjan: He says, "Just to close the loop, so that you know, she's not going to work for him because he wants a loose arrangement; and she said there's nothing informal. So he says she's not going to work for him."
NR: Woh toh maine toh us din hi bol diya tha usko.
(I told him this that day only.)
RB: So I think Niira, on that, limited treatment...karna hai, aap soch lo.
(has to be done, think about it.)
NR: Hmm. Woh toh
(So) limited arrangement you and I can work together, that's all I meant, I don't think we should do anything beyond that. But I don't want to meet him in his office.
RB: Why should you? Why should you? Let him...Okay let me play this, huh? Toh aap
anyways, Tuesday ka toh aap bol do ki, aap
message kar do, ki
(So anyway, about Tuesday, you message him saying): I'm real tied up. We'll come back to you, or some...hai na
(Yes.) I'll tell him I've to go to Bombay for the day or so...