Radia Tapes: 026 - Radia, Vir Sanghvi
Duration: 00:01:58; Aspect Ratio: 1.250:1; Lightness: 0.069; Volume: 0.196; Cuts per Minute: 4.036; Words per Minute: 224.980
Vir: Hi, Nira.
Radia: Vir, sorry to disturb you.
Vir: Not at all.
Radia: I just spoke to Kani, the thing is that... they've had... this meeting they had... there has been no meeting they have had in DMK today ... it's simply just everybody coming to meet the leader.
Radia: There... I think they have a lot of respect for Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi as well. What she's saying is that the general feeling in the party and the...and that of Karunanidhi is that he recognises it... Yes he has to deal with this problem... and he has to deal with it himself.
Radia: But he feels the manner in which the Congress handled it... in terms that they were very abrupt... they called over the telephone and well this is it and nothing else. I think he also recognises the list that was given, was given very casually.
Radia: I said but you know any list that was given by Karunanidhi is not treated casually.
Radia: It's a very serious thing. You are giving a list of 5 cabinet berths... I mean that cannot be treated casually right?
Radia: So, okay, fair enough. But he feels a little...slighted because it was a very abrupt... if you... he said... his view was... if you had several rounds of discussion and several rounds meaning you could have one or two extra rounds of discussion when you suddenly say ok this is my position...that is fine.
Radia: But only after one meeting...
Radia: You suddenly call up and you are very abrupt - that is where he got offended.
VIr: Fair... What about his conversations with Manmohan Singh last night ?
Radia: It was nothing but Manmohan Singh said only two words.
Vir: Which were?
Radia: That you know we should just try and resolve these issues. Kani was the one who was translating.
Vir: That's right.
Radia: And we should try and resolve it, let's not you know, let's work through this... then try and resolve it... and he said fine and that was it... It lasted hardly a...less then a couple of minutes.
Vir: Ok. I'll pass this on ?
Radia: Yeah. I think they feel that even if there is any gesture...
Vir: Yeah. They would respond...
Radia: They will respond very favorably.
Radia: I don't think there is any this thing and he can then decide you know... he'll do it...I think...I think they should at least go back and say we don't...we didn't mean to...you know.
Radia: We get a sense that you feel that there is... you're offended or something, but I don't think...
Vir: In the sense we will not reply to you... We have a lot of respect -