Radia Tapes: 074 - Radia, Manoj Warrier (20:20:53)
Duration: 00:07:25; Aspect Ratio: 1.250:1; Lightness: 0.070; Volume: 0.190; Cuts per Minute: 3.501; Words per Minute: 161.838
Nira.: Pricing argument.
N: Sab naraaz hai
(Everyone is angry about the pricing).
N: Going back to Kokilaben, who is Kokilaben....pricing, 2.34...Venu's view, uh, Venugopal, HBL, why can't the government just auction it to the highest bidder.
N: Where is the price issue, he is doing extremes, but his view is no, where are we coming from...everyone, 2.34. Jojo also, 2.34..can't swallow it. I got asked by Jojo, how come Anil Ambani knows how to fix judges and you guys don't.
N: I said, because we don't do things like that.
Manoj: (Laughs, very amused).
argument kaam karega
(Your argument on 2.34 will work).
N: Koshish karo. Kya hua,
feedback kya hai
(Try, what's the feedback)?
M: Kar rahein hain, kuch kal kar rahein hai, kuch parson ke liye. (I am trying, some today, some tomorrow)
N: Nahin, aaj
? (Did you give the briefing today?)
N: Kis kis ko diya ?
(Who did you give it to?)
M: CJ, DNA ke liye
, HT, FE, Soma... Soma ko toh
already government ne bhi
perspective wohi diya hai, to maine
Prasad ko bola,
Prasad ne kaha ki woh
note government ko bhi gaya hua hai.
(For CJ, DNA, HT, FE, Soma. Soma has already been given a perspective by the government, so I told Prasad, Prasad said that the note that has been sent to the government too).
M: I'm sure they are also using it. They have their own interpretations, that Kokilaben (unclear) out of the window.
N: Kicks what? EGoM?
N: Who's perspective? ET?
M: Government, government was saying.
M: The other was that uh, one contractor was given a house to build, he built the house, then between the two brothers, they agreed to keep the house for themselves, the government has neither the building nor the house... neither the land nor the house.
M: That's it.
N: And they lost the asset also, right, they lost, yeah...after giving it to them to build. Aana chahiye
(It should happen) Manoj, I tell you one thing, haan
.... People are waking up to it, Yesterday's euphoria is over. Everyone I spoke to, even your friend Bodhi.
M: Arre wah!
N: - Was laughing at Kokilaben. He was also laughing at Kokilaben. You know- Nira I can't understand - It was again Ramadorai for his budget thing. I can't understand.
M: You gave?
N: I gave Ramadorai finally. He was very happy. He saying I can't understand, where this is coming from, Kokilaben? 2.34? (Indiscernible) There should be an ordinance.
M:Sorry. Sorry? There should be an ordinance?
N: There should be an ordinance. (Indiscernible)
N: It doesn't matter, who...Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani. Price of national asset has to determined in national interest, it cannot be determined by anybody else, no Kokilaben, no judge. So he said Judge se kya bola
(What has been said to the judge), you know this judge? I said no, I don't know this judge, but you've written such good things about him today. Yeah, I was not here, you know, Niira, I was in Delhi.
M: Kya hai?
Judge ka kya hai? Kuch aage nahin bola?
(What is it? What about the judge? He didn't say anything more?)
N: Maine bola,
you know this judge. He said I was in Delhi. But you wrote such great things. So he said ...(indistinct) that is because of the TDSAT judgment on spectrum, and I look at the gas judgment and there is tremendous similarity in the language. I think there is one pen drive that is right now going around. I said, like yeah. (chuckles)
N: Maine toh
Venu ko bhi bol diya. Jo kehna hai bol diya.
(I've told Venu whatever had to be told as well). At the end of the day, we know it's fixed.
listen, Sharma/Sarna ne mujhe kuch papers bheje hain, tumhare paas aye hain?
(...has sent me some papers, have you received them)?
M: Hmm, woh
. (The NCA ones?).
N: Haan haan
, interesting hai na
. (Isn't it interesting?)
boss (No boss...)
M: Clean chit hai
(It's a clean chit).
N: Maine kahan dekha hai? Kahan likha hai
'clean chit'? (I didn't see it. Where does it say clean chit?)
M: Likha hai
, start se end tak
(From the beginning to the end).
N: Joking? Really? Maine pada naheen hai.
(I haven't read it) Venu ke saath baat kar rahi thi, maine dekha nahin usko
(I was talking to Venu, I didn't see it).
M: RoC bolta hai mere
jurisdiction main nahin hai.
, RBI hai
, unkon karna chahiye
(RoC says it's not in their jurisdiction, it's with the RBI, they should do it).
N: Huh? (reads out from document)...
N: Hmm, Raja ko bol
bandal - Hindi slang for telling lies, or, fibbing
M: Theek hai. Itna bundal bana bana ke bhej raha hai
(He's making so many bundles and sending them across).
bundle bana bana ke bhej raha hai. Aur yahan pe unko
clean chit aur
clean chit mil rahi hai.
(He's sending so many bundles, and he's getting a clean chit nonetheless).
N: File toh hua hai, lekin
its still an ED matter for them. (It is filed, but...) (Enforcement Directorate)
M: Haan. ED... warna
N: But yeh tho
PC Gupta ke
fix hua hai, lagta hai na
(But doesn't these seem like it was fixed during PC Gupta's time)?
(No) boss, 15th May ka hai, matlab ek din election ke ek din pehle
(it's on the 15th of May, as in, one day before the election)
, but the bureaucracy was still functioning, no?
M: Hmm, wohi
N: Between the time that the elections were announced, after that, the bureaucracy (indiscernible), Anuraj Goel and all that.
N: So, (indistinct) admi hai
N: Anyway.... Chal dekh le
(Ok...Have a look). So. Let's hope there are some edits tomorrow. Kya lag raha hai tumko
M:Ayega, ayega, kal aur parson ke beech main ayega,
(it will be there between tomorrow and the day after) definitely.
N: On Kokilaben is it?
M: No, no. On the fact that the judgement seems to have screwed up the entire thing.
N: Hmm. Achha
, Vir Sanghvi ko
note bhejna hai
, (Vir Sanghvi has to be sent a note), Manoj.
M: Haan woh
Rohit kar raha hai,
Raja mereko abhi
15 minute mein
. (Rohit is doing that, Raja is going to call me in 15 minutes).
M: Either I will be in Delhi tomorrow. He said I don't know, let me call you in 15 minutes. I will let you know, you call out of the blue. I said you let me know because I am planning to be in Delhi. Usko bol doonga main
(I will tell him), if you need anything, there are other people who can come.
N: You should also brief the foreign journalists, Eric Belman ko
(brief Eric Belman).
M: Theek hai
N: Ki tum
...in fact tum agar
perspective dete ho. Usne usko ek
story di hai. Bahut khush hai abhi
Suresh ke saath
. (That you...in fact if you give Suresh perspective, he's given him a trust story. Suresh is very happy with him.) I'm seriously telling you, tum yeh
Wall Street mein karwa do
, how Indian courts decide. (You put this on Wall Street, how Indian courts decide.)