Amar Singh Tapes with Anil Ambani: The Amar Prem Katha: Part 16 23
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Phone conversations of Samjwadi Party leader Amar Singh with several eminent personalities. Anil Ambani speaks furiously about Subash Chandra intervention in airport project bid. He complains to Amar on how Subach Chandra is using his capital to win the bid for which Anil Ambani has the best proposal. Amar Singh who has good connections with the two business barons he tells Ambani that he will talk to Subash Chandra and settle the matter.
Bidding for revamp of Delhi and Mumbai airport was almost complete leaving only GMR and Reliance in the competition. Subash Chandra in collaboration with a Turkish firm applied for fresh bids and suggested there were anomalies in the current bidding process
Anil Ambani's Operator (AO): Is Amar Singh sir back?
Amar Singh's Operator (SO): Yes sir.
AO: Is he back?
SO: Yes, yes.
AO: Is he at home? Can we speak to him? Anilbhai wants to speak. May I give the phone to him?
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Amar Singh (Am): Hello?
AO: Good afternoon sir, Anilbhai wants to talk.
Am: ...he is intruding everywhere.
Anil Ambani (An): Where are you, Delhi?
Am: Now in Delhi. We will go to Lucknow in a while.
An: Sir, when did you last speak to Subhash Chandra?
Am: Regarding what?
Am: [pauses] About a month ago.
An: Oh, a month ago.
Am: Why, sir?
An: No, as for my airport bids - Bombay, Delhi - effectively, we are the best bidders. We had given papers, plans and presentations worth 500 kilos.
An: Over the last one week, Subhash Chandra has been working on how to disqualify Reliance, including sending emails.
An: He has been working on Motilal Vohra, here, there and everywhere. He and Mukul Kasliwal, his old disciple
An: He has been sending emails, setting journalists after [us], that Reliance should be disqualified,
An: Amar Chand Mangalas did this, that, like bid extension, an attack in front of Praful...
An: Subhash is a chutia, by the way... right? He's a madman. So... he will continue to spread all this gadar (rebellion), correct?
An: the... the group of ministers are going to meet on the 5th is headed by Pranab. Pranab, Chidambaram, Bharadwaj, Praful and Kamal Nath. These are the 5 people who will decide.
Am: See, even I can speak to Kamal Nath, Praful and Pranab...
An: No, that's not necessary, sir. I want... I am just trying to... take your mind [on] what to say to Subhash Chandra or [whether to] ignore him.
[continues] that means that we know everything that he trying to do against me personally. It's something we should tell him or not tell him?
Am: No, we should tell him. The only thing is, you want to tell him directly or should I tell him?
An: The thing is, I was in Delhi also last week. Wherever I went, everyone told me. I didn't do anything. I was waiting to talk to you and take your advice.
Am: No, I will tell him.
An: Sir, don't reprimand him.
Am: No no, look...
An: Yes, don't reprimand or pick up a fight with him, sir.
Am: Sethji, I have changed completely. Between us, after fighting with Essar, I have learnt a life lesson that... What was our conflict with Essar...
[continues] We have fought with Essar for the larger corporate interest of the group which you represented.
Am: After that, the two befriended and we became the bad guys. We even lost the company. I'm just saying.
Am: There need to be two types of categorization in life: one is emotional and one is commercial.
Am: For commercial categorization, we are taxi in front of then. For example, if you are on the way, then there's no question of it.
[continues] For example, the work that he had made me do, you didn't have interests in it. We did the job as a taxi theft
An: Yes, and... and... if you had even asked me something, I had asked you to go ahead. What's the harm in that?
[continues] You have to take the Noida toll, take it; you have to take the land, take it. How does it make a difference to me?
Am: But, you know, even he knows if his interest and your interest clashes (?)
[continues] Our relationship is such that... you must have seen what happened in Bihar and here and there... do I bother you? Why don't I bother you?
Am: Because when I won't have anything, I know I have apne
[continues] Now I know I have someone, so why should I bother you?
An: Yes. Whatever I have is yours, where's the question?
Am: That's what I am saying.
An: But this man is meeting Chindambaram. He met Praful, he met Motilal Vohra, correct? He is doing this drama.
Am: No no, let him do it. We will tell him very lovingly that this is what everyone is telling me.
An: Hm hm.
Am: Then I will surely tell him, since you are very close to me, it is known to Anilbhai that you are closely working with me.
Am: It is known to Anilbhai because I don't keep any secret in the family.
Am: Anilbhai is not my friend, he is my brother, he's my family.
An: Yes, the number 2 paisa
[black money] that you have sent, Ram, Laxman, Sita, Gita whatever it might be, Anilbhai knows everything.
Am: No, I won't put it that crudely. I will only say that we know everything.
An: 'We know everything'. All right.
Am: There's nothing which is secret. We know everything.
Am: So it becomes embarrassing. You don't support him, that is fine. But you don't oppose him. This is least I expect.
An: Hm. If you remember, when we were at the height of all this, we said, he will run anything that we say on the TV.
Am: Yes, he didn't run anything.
An: We gave him the names etc. but that thief didn't do anything.
Am: Whether or not there is circulation or TRP, you will have to give to give Sahara Shree total number, full marks, no?
An: That's why we are after him, no, sir? We are not afraid of who is opposing us.
An: So Subhash Chandra... I wanted to think about it before you speak because otherwise he is a idiot.
[continues] He has got DNA newspaper in Bombay, he's got Zee News, he will carry a controvery non-stop for 4-5 days and derail everything, nothing else.
Am: Right, right.
An: So what shall we do, sir?
Am: I will make him sit by your side very lovingly. Hypocrisy is the best policy.
Am: There is no reason that we should act against maalkin
is more vicious than him, let me tell you this.
Am: There is a reason for him to do against you because he is interested in this bid.
Am: But without any interest...
An: Yes, maalkin
has been involved
Am: That's it. There is a reason for... Subhash's... madness.
Am: He thinks he is superior than you for whatever reason.
An: That's okay.
Am: He thinks he has got media, he's got money - hello? - why should he not get which you are eyeing for?
[continues] So he's doing all this for his own promotion, no? I am not saying it is ethical thing. It is also unethical thing.
[conitinues] Not for anything else because his professional goodwill is with me. The least we can tell him very lovingly is that there is no difference between him and myself.
[continues] If you want a project, least I want is tell me that even you are interested in this, that you want to compete. We should not mind.
[continues] I want you to tell me this, to me or to Anil, that even I am interested in this...
An: Look, Amar Singhji, effectively, he has no chance in hell. Even if he gets... he is going to be disqualified because of the technical...