Full text of the report of the Public Accounts Committee that was claimed by the Congress and the DMK members as having been "democratically rejected" with the help of SP and BSP members.
Fresh tapes of intercepted conversations of the lobbyist Niira Radia underline the key role she assigned to the media as an intermediary in achieving her business and political goals.
Radia with Vir Sanghvi
The controversial document purporting to be an official account of intercepted phone conversations that mysteriously cropped up with various media houses and was put up and then taken off from the
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On Vir's article
'What kind of story do you want? Because this will go as Counterpoint, so it will be like most-most read, but it can’t seem too slanted, yet it is an ideal opportunity to get all the points across'
'Narayanan is just a messenger. So, now the decision will be taken'
'Niira Radia: So, I believe Maran has given about 600 crores to Dayalu, Stalin’s mother. Vir Sanghvi: 600 Crores, okay? Niira Radia: 600 Crores, is what I’m told. Vir Sanghvi: It’s hard to argue with that kind of pressure'
'We made a very reasonable offer, we’ve lot of regards for Karunanidhi, we would like to deal with him. We have no regard for Maran'
'...seriously there is only one route, talk to the daughter she will take you to him…'
'I was supposed to meet Sonia today ... I’ve been meeting with Rahul ... I won’t get into Sonia in the short term, let me try and get through to Ahmed'
'...We would like to cite Mr Sanghvi's own clarifications on this as posted by him on his personal website, www.virsanghvi.com'
The other big 'national resource' story involves the virtual who's who: Ambani V/s Ambani V/s Tata, gas and power sector war involving big name journos, politicians, babus, corporates
In these Radia wants Sanghvi to tell the Congress not to negotiate with Dayanidhi Maran. He tells her that while he has been meeting Rahul and can't "get into Sonia in the short term" he would "try and get through to Ahmed"
A petition before the Supreme Courts shows the rot within. It is not just the 2G Spectrum but the entire Republic of India that seems to be up for sale, with the dealers being a group of powerful telemarketers— corporate houses, lobbyists, bureaucrat
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