Rakesh: ah, hello
Niira: haan Rakesh
Rakesh: (sorry?) got disconnected. Achhaa, quickly just tell me one thing
Rakesh: Why is that aa -ya you- you made the petition there in Supreme Court and
Rakesh: you made government as an intervener, am I right?
Nira: No, they are respondent not intervener.
Nira (simultaneously): Rakesh? haan
Rakesh: But.. but that is what I wanted to check up because the other side has been repeatedly saying ki boss the government has not been given a notice or anything.
Nira: No government has been given notice. I don’t know what they are talking about
Rakesh: No. we we we wrote a we wrote a story...
Nira: In fact yours was a very good flash ek dum theek hai. they asked. they’ve been given notice. That’s very clear
Rakesh: So which is why i was a bit confused ki what – matlab itna jhagda kya hogaya isme. If they’re respondents why why the other side should be so uncomfortable on it?
Nira: unko nahin achha lagta hain na ki government ko aana chahiye. kya karein hum log abhi? unko tension apna hota hai.. I mean what’s that guy – Mahesh Agarwal came out and told CNBC
Niira: ki usko poochha gaya ki tum log kya kar rahe ho gas ke saath, to kehta hai hum vohi karenga hai jo Anil Ambani ka -uh i mean Mukesh Ambani kar rahaa hai. Hum bechenge gas. usne bola you don’t have to trade.
(Rakesh interrupts and talks in parallel – unclear what he’s saying): Even i heard that..
Nira: He said it’s not called trading, it’s called selling. I mean, come on, I mean he thinks the world is a nn.. stupid or what?
Rakesh: That’s when one of uhh one of this Soni [or Tony?] Singhania rang me up. kehta hai notice nahin kiya. I checked up again. So I was still under confusion ki what is the position on that. That’s the reason I ring – I was ringing
Nira: Nahin, government ko notice gaya hai aur
Rakesh: No my my my my legal team guys— they say ki it is a intervener not as a respondent. Earlier you wanted a respondent but registry said government cannot be made respondent so you’ll have to redo the option
Nira: nahin aisa kuchh. Pehle bola na yeh teen din se pehle yeh log yehi baath kar rahein hain ki government should be- in that registrar ne roka.. aapko bhi pata hai ki registrar kabhi rokta nahin hai
Rakesh: Nahin wo nahin rokega
Nira: Kyun Sasan [?] ke matter mein bhi...
Nira: inhone yehi saaz chalaaya tha last time bhi ki government cannot be a uh respondent registrar ne aisa bola
Rakesh: haan haan
Nira: haan to registrar to har cheez inke kehne par nahin karega na?
Rakesh: nahin registrar they cant they cant buy the (sound of horn)
Nira: It’s not up to the registrar no? It’s up to the court to decide whether you want uh what I mean and it’s up to the government to decide that. humne to respondent likhh ke bhej diya.
Rakesh: aur… aur uske
Nira: All sides have been issued notice
Rakesh: nahin nahin but my my my my team members are still saying the high court team the supreme court team – we have a strong team in there — they said still is still intervener not as a – and that's what we had given that's the reason i just wanted to recheck with you.
Nira: But you had given what – intervener ki respondent?
Rakesh: Shuru mein to hum logon ne notice diya -we we kept quiet on that ki government was issued the notice. not now about some time back supreme court we have a person called Indu Bhan
Rakesh: She covers Supreme Court for us
Rakesh: Uh the corporate side and she she she gave a story it is an intervener so and in the meanwhile one of the Tony's [Or Soni's] teams [?] told me ki woh government ko notice nahin mila. to maine kahaa ki yeh kya majak ho gaya
Nira: mm government ko notice gaya
Rakesh: uh to notice gaya tha but just wanted to just confirm that
Nira: mm nahin it’s gone it’s gone
Rakesh: aur kya haal baki -how how’s your health?
Nira(parallely): nahin sab theek
Nira: I’m fine very fine. touch wood.
Nira: how are you? How’s your health?
Rakesh: main bilkul theek thak hoon. And I’m going to fall sick in case you don’t meet me now
Nira: Chal I’ll meet you Thursday. Aap dekhlijiye 6 o’clock I can come across
Rakesh: Haan toh i’ll just i’ll ring you up in an hour’s time? Is it okay?
Nira: sure sure
Rakesh: I’ll confirm
Transcribed by Arundhati Muthu