Hear it as they spoke it: The Ratan Tata, Barkha Dutt & Other Tapes
Niira Radia: Hi, did I wake you up?
Barkha Dutt: Hi Niira. I have been up most of the night. The stalemate continues.
NR: They need to talk to him directly. That’s the only way. And that is the problem.
BD: Apparently now the message from the other side is why did Baalu go public? They claim that at this point they had offered them this formula and these guys said no. These guys never told them they would withdraw outside support. Apparently, the PM is pissed off that Baalu went public.
NR: That’s Baalu’s doing na?
BD: Yeah. Baalu’s doing. He’s not being instructed by Karunanidhi to do that.
NR: He was told to tell the Congress and come away....