Radia Tapes: (20090529-110537) Radia, Ranjan Bhattacharya
Duration: 00:04:27; Aspect Ratio: 1.250:1; Lightness: 0.033; Volume: 0.160; Cuts per Minute: 2.243; Words per Minute: 182.812
This conversation is with Vajpayee's foster son in law Ranjan Bhattacharya. Radia tells him "I just saved them (Unitech) from Rs 60 crores of a bounced cheque with Tatas, another one 250 crore kaa outstanding hai all the cheques have bounced. I don't know how many times I have stopped them from going into liquidation," she says. When Bhattacharya mentions that the Unitech bosses probably think that the new commerce minister Anand Sharma is "proprietary", Radia adds: "Haan, he [the Unitech boss] told me, he told me very clearly on the phone abhi tou Anandji aa gaye hain. Look at the great thing ..how much confidence Sonia Gandhi has in him..." Ranjan says he is meeting Sunil Mittal and wants to confabulate with Radia so that "we are on the same page". Radia also talks about how the CII is running around "headless" after Tarun Das' imminent exit.
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Nira: Hi! Sorry, I had to come out and talk.
RB: You know I'm usually not...aa aa used to being stood up?
Nira: Arre, kya hua ya, kya?
(Hey what happened ya, what?), I didn't even know. I'm really sorry....(inaudible, overlaps). I can come after this meeting.
Nira: What time does your lunch finish?
RB: I'm joking I'm joking!
Nira: Accha, aap yeh batau
(Ok, you tell me), who are you? What did you say four thirty? (Phone ringing in the back ground) Gurgaon mein kaun hai?
(Who's in Gurgaon?)
Nira: Huh? (Phone ringing) Hang on, I'm gonna just come out this place. Kudu!
(Give!). Uh huh Unitech...
RB: Ohhh! No, no noo.. Don't cancel it.
Nira: They will never otherwise ever uhh...give me uhh time you know.
Nira: They've been avoiding me as is...I need to go and see them.
RB: Now they've sold two hotels boss, they've got some money.
Nira: No, but they keep on aaa playing up...and of course the sad...
Nira: you know they talk about everything else under the sun,
Nira: -other than what is outstanding...and i... it's crazy...i mean
Nira: I mean, I just saved them from sixty sixty crores of a bounced cheque with Tata's another one...
RB: Righ... another one?
Nira: Haan han!
(Ya ya!) Because all the cheques are bounced abhi dhaiso crores ka
(Now there's a 250 crores worth of outstanding).
(and) aa.. all the cheques are bounced, this last one was also bounced.
Nira: He told me this will go through and when I was there I mean I just...
Nira: I don't know how many times iIve stopped them from going into liquidation.
RB: You see, aand aa you are right. They think Anand Sharma is propreitary.
RB:You are right.
Nira: No, he told me. He told me very clearly on the phone abhi to Anandji aa gaye hai
(Now that Anandji has come)...
Nira: -look at the great way..thing, how much confidence Sonia Gandhi has in him...
RB: Haan. Bus!
(Ya, that's it!)
Nira: Toh maine kaha, aap ko kya abhi funding milegi bank se?
(So, I said, now you'll get funding from the bank?)
(Ya) I was just going to say so...
Nira: Maine kahan
(I said) I'm very happy kyunke
(cause) then you can please settle all the bills.
RB: (Giggles). No no be tough with them, be tough. Don't let it go...
RB: Cause... Anyway. Nahi! Aisa hai,
(No, its like this...)
RB: There is no rush, but, Monday Nira,
RB: I am whole day in a board meeting and a executives' some ex-com meeting...
RB: Tuesday... then it goes on to Tuesday...
RB: Now the other thing is Sunil...
RB: As in Mittal.
RB: Yesterday was that idiot's place na
RB: ...what's his name, arre kya naam hai uska??
(what's his name?)
RB: Shit man I'm having amnesia.. or... Suhel Seth's place...
Nira: Han Haan
RB: Sunil met me briefly...
RB: And then he said,yaar
aaa (giggles) tuuu
, in his Punjabi style, he says, yaar tu sabnuhi janda hai?
(Dude, you, you know everyone?).
RB: Main keha, Maine kahan,
(I said, I asked) 'Sunil what'd do you want?'
RB: Kehnda he ki yaar
(Was saying, that dude...) oh... mentioned you.
RB: Kehnda yaar,
(Said, dude!) I need somebody, I can't handle.
RB: I said, I told you. Now he wants to meet me...
RB: ...sometime during this weekend.
Nira: Hm. mmm..
RB: Now, that's why I was keen to meet you so that we are on the same page...
Nira: Dekh, what I can do is, the reason I had to come here because Tarun Das is there, he's stepping down on Sunday...
RB: Hm. Mmm..
Nira: And aaa to them it's a big thing.
Nira: It's like almost father is leave - you know, I'm sorry, has left home (mumbling)...
Nira: -or so the children have no father. You should see they are running around like headless...
Nira: This is an organisation that has been built over forty years...I can't believe it...
RB: They're feeling orphaned? Feeling orphaned?
Nira: They are completely orphaned ya.
Nira: I was like I'm just so shocked. So now...
I can leave here in another, what, another hour max.
RB: Hour na? Theek hai na..haan
RB: To aap aisa kara,
(Hour no? Ok, no...yes. So, what you do...), I've got somebody now...
Nira: You've got lunch? You've got lunch?
RB: No no no... aaa.. I've got...aap aisa karo, aap bara ek... yaar yeh to hamare toh?
(What you do, you by twelve, one... this is our..)
RB: Can you make it at one to Oberoi?
(Yes!) Because I'll finish here I'll come straight, I'm free after that..
Nira: Only thing I must make sure that I cannot liv -miss that four thirty...everything else I can cancel, no issue...
RB: No no no... so aap aisa karo, sava ek karlo...main
(what you do, make it 1,15, i'll...)
Nira: Mai inko thoda
consoling deke aati hoon
RB: Aajao aajao
(Come come) ..one fifteen one fifteen one fifteen make it one fifteen.