It’s now beyond doubt that only selected conversations from the Niira Radia tapes were leaked to the media. An Outlook investigation reveals there were many other key figures speaking to Radia. Here are some of the “missing” conversations:
Investigators say they believe the woman MP Radia is speaking to is in all likelihood Annu Tandon, the Congress MP from Unnao, Uttar Pradesh. When contacted, Annu said she could not recall the conversation with Radia. Her husband Sandeep (who died this year) was a former revenue service officer who later became a “consultant” to Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd. Both her sons work for the same company.
She admitted to knowing several I-T officials including Milap Jain, the then DG income-tax (investigations) who headed the Radia probe and hence knew all the details of the conservations that Radia had till December 2008 and post May 2009.
“I know Milap through Sandeep (her husband) and Milap’s wife Bimlesh is my friend. But I’ve never met him for work issues,” she said. Annu admitted that she’d met Radia on several “social” occasions but could not remember any phone call.
But three sources, all connected to the ongoing investigation and with access to the tapped conversations, confirmed to Outlook that the voice discussing I-T official Jain with Radia was indeed Annu’s.
Apropos of The Quarry is Watching, the usual suspects must be ecstatic with Narendra Modi’s name being dragged into the Radia controversy.
Novonil Guha, Delhi
Why blame Niira Radia, there’s lobbying even for the Nobel prize.
Sumon Das, Bhubaneswar
If only all the Radia Dialogues were published, Socrates would have taken a back seat!
>>I certainly would like to hear that tape! I also wonder who decided which tapes to conceal and which to reveal.
Are you still wondering? It’s the RSS.
>>Mr. Modi has said that a 1 Rupee SMS that he has sent to Mr Tata has done it all. But the build up of the move to Gujarat may be more well planned, including the sops given
God! The crime of the century has been uncovered. I demand Modi be hanged!
>>so look at the Kingshuk Nag's article.
First look at what your own Gujarat Money link says about Kingshuk Nag: “Nag is known anti-Modi pen, and it is not necessary to believe, each and every word that he writes”
Actually Nag’s article gives a very good insight into the level of integrity these editors have (I guess they all take their cue from the supreme man of integrity who has taken the meaning of integrity to a whole new level). He seems to be aware about Radia’s reputation in 2003 itself, but his entire knowledge and background of the Nano plant transfer to Gujarat didn’t seem important enough to be shared till now. However, moment the Radia tapes were leaked (and we all know who are caught with their pants down), he was quick to do the balance the act with these memories suddenly resurfacing!
The article is also typical of an editor with integrity coming out of his ears – “sources say this, Radia possibly did that”.
>>The tapes will probably have conversations about the sops, image building for Modi, how to prevent singur kind of resistance etc..
They would also probably have conversations about the number of Muslims Modi would personally kill to set up the Nano plant without any resistance.
>>In one conversation, Radia is believed to be speaking to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi. She is discussing the transfer of Tata’s Nano project from West Bengal to Gujarat, where the plant was ultimately set up.
Either you have the conversation on tape or you don’t! If you don’t, your investigations mean squat. If you do, what are you waiting for? Christmas?
The usual suspects are ecstatic with Modi's name being dragged in into the Radia controversy. All these days of defending the indefensible with all kinds of convoluted arguments (eg. these things are well known and normal etc) must have been really difficult especially with no instructions from High Command.
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