Radia Tapes: (20090601-143649) Radia with Manoj Warrier
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In a conversation with colleague Manoj Warrier on June 1, 2009, Radia discusses a letter being drafted for Reliance Group's Manoj Modi on a suitable communication plan that will be finally showed to Mukesh Ambani. "You're expecting us to take care of certain situations," she asks Warrier to write, adding "I don't want to go into this whole thing about journalism...gatekeepers". She also sought a decision on blacklisting PTI - "Are you going to work with Tatas to get them blacklisted...do we have an alternative to PTI."
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Manoj: Haan boss.
Nira: Then you go into the fact that you know we are... It's even in retail, we are not doing anything you know.
Manoj: Theek hai
Nira: We have got private leads happening. We have got... You know, there is a plan ready, Nira, we are waiting for the plan to get accepted. You know?
Nira: Ok. That's another side. The teams have met up with Pankaj and all that and we are waiting for those and we are waiting to know. We are waiting.
Nira: These people are just hanging around waiting to know what to do. Right.
Manoj: Theek hai
Nira: Then, you go into the fact that there are... there is multiple, there is news based and there is commercial based. So you divide that up and put it that way.
Nira: In the sense that I am sorry but I am bringing this to your notice because I am sure you have already sensed this.
Nira: But I am being candid about this because you know we always learn to deliver.
Manoj: Yes. Ok.
Nira: We don't know anything else and this is like working with our hands tied behind our back.
Nira: You're expecting us to take care of certain situations, you put that in inverted commas right.
Nira:Take care of certain situations... whatever, I don't want to go into this whole thing about journalism, gate keepers and all that.
Nira: You can say that here we are expecting us to do this but with what? Right.
Nira: Then you put that and then you say, you do a separate mail from me to MM which is that we had already sensed this last week and we had brought it to your notice.
(MM - Manoj Modi - Mukesh Ambani's right hand man)
Nira: You recall?
Nira: Now of course I will send a far more candid mail from my team.
Nira: There is a plan that is ready and waiting to share with you and we didn't get a chance last week to meet and freeze on it, but there is a need for an engagement.
Nira: And we already have a plan waiting to roll out. And I think we need to consider this... In Vishal's mail we also mentioned about PTI.
(PTI - Press Trust of India)
Nira: We are still waiting for you to give me a decision on PTI. Do we blacklist them or don't we blacklist them?
Manoj: Hmm! Theek hai
Nira: Are you going to work with Tatas to get them blacklisted? So when two of the largest groups of companies stop using PTI, maybe we have... Do we have an alternative to PTI?
Nira: You know...(Inaudible)
Manoj: Sorry, sorry?
Radia: Usko bhi pata chal jaega ke mai UNI ke leye push kar rahi hu
(They will also come to know that I am pushing for UNI.)
Nira: Then you say what to do with PTI. You know please give me an OK. Do I blacklist them for Reliance?
Manoj: Hmm! Theek hai
Nira: So that sort of message in this thing... And say that in the case of NMA, you write that in the mail. You know?
(NMA - Nita Mukesh Ambani)
Nira: You go into it. There is a whole plan waiting for her execution. It cannot be based on Bombay Times category, as I have mentioned. You go into it in a very this thing...
Nira: And keep in mind we will share this plan. Anything that goes of my mail is always given to MDA. So keep that in mind. Don't hurt them but be candid and bring out the issues.
(MDA - Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani)