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#124 Sunil Arora: Jul 08, 2009 09:27:26

Asking Sunil Arora to send pointers for Tarun Das who's meeting the PM on how Naresh Goyal and Vijay Mallya have connived with the minister to destroy Air India

#124 Sunil Arora: Jul 08, 2009 09:27:26

Sunil Arora: Hello

Niira Radia: Sunil, hi. Listen, because I have to quickly rush. Woh Tarun mil raha hai Prime Minister ko [Tarun is meeting the Prime Minister]

Sunil Arora: Hmm

Niira Radia: Wo toh ho raha hai. Mujhe tumhara na, uske liye pointers bhej do Tarun ke liye
(That is happening. I need you to send your pointers for Tarun regarding it) what has been ailing it and what have been the issues including the Unions and all that…

Sunil Arora: Haan (Yes)

Niira Radia: And for his own benefit. Basically what you sent Ratan, naa?

Sunil Arora: Haan

Niira Radia: Ki how they have successively, successfully thrived with connivance of Naresh Goyal and Vijay Mallya to destroy the airline.

Sunil Arora: Haan

Niira Radia: Haan? And what is the gain and all that. Woh Tarun sab samajhta hai yeh baat (Tarun understands all this.).

Sunil Arora: Haan, theek hai. (Yes, alright.)

Niira Radia: So uske benefit ke liye (For his benefit ) he is meeting him on Saturday. Meeting confirmed hai.

Sunil Arora: Haan toh main toh aaj shuru kar doonga, na? (I'll start working on this today, no?)

Niira Radia: Hmm?

Sunil Arora: You can send somebody in Friday morning

Niira Radia: Ok, tum yeh zaroor kar dena...tumhara thoda sa background, thoda sa tumhara background mujhe de dena, please, haan? (You surely do this. Also send me something of your background please, will you?)

Sunil Arora: (inaudible) jo aapka so-called CV hai, usme likha hua hai Indian Airline ka kya kiya tha ( In that so-called CV of yours, it is written, what was done with Indian Airline)

Niira Radia: I know, I know, I know. Haan, woh sab mujhe chahiye hoga because maine (Ya, I will be needing all of it because I...)...I've not used know, with the court case, no time to prepare

Sunil Arora: Hmm.

Niira Radia: Haan?

Sunil Arora: OK

Niira Radia: Kar doge na? ( You will do it, no?)

Sunil Arora: Haan, haan. Main, I'll send you a copy of the CV in which this Airline part is written.

Niira Radia: Haan

Sunil Arora: I will also informally send one note which is slightly long-ish.

Niira Radia: Haan

Sunil Arora: But, which is, I mean I'll prepare a summary of course definitely.

Niira Radia: Haan

Sunil Arora: But there is one informal note which I wrote when I left the airline.

Niira Radia: Haan

Sunil Arora: Addressed to Ajay Prasad, knowing full well that these guys will hound me.

Niira Radia: Haan

Sunil Arora: Toh I put it all on record, that what all I tried to do and what all is left to be done.

Niira Radia: Haan.

Sunil Arora: Toh that is slightly long-ish. You can ignore the annexures. The annexures are just this thing. But the body of the note is self-explanatory.

Niira Radia: Haan, haan.

Sunil Arora: That, that...that I will send you for Mr. Tarun Das as well as for Mr. Tata

Niira Radia: OK

Sunil Arora: And for Mr. Tata, separately.

Niira Radia: Haan

Sunil Arora: I will also send my letter to Cabinet Secretary

Niira Radia: Including how, what is it trying to get him to do is to ratify everything that he, that they've done wrong.

Sunil Arora: Haan, woh mein likh doonga sara. (Yes, I will write it all down.)

Niira Radia: Haan, theek hai? (Ya, ok? ) So I will send somebody to you on Friday, ok?

Sunil Arora: Toh ye, Saturday ko aap keh rahe hai na mil raha hai rahe hain (You're saying they are meeting on Saturday)

Niira Radia: Haan, toh Friday bhejungi na? (Yes, so I'll send someone on Friday, no? )

Sunil Arora: Toh Friday ko aap bhej dena. (Send someone on Friday.)

Niira Radia: Friday main...

Sunil Arora: [interjects] It seems I have today and tomorrow.

Niira Radia: Haan

Sunil Arora: I will start working today afternoon because today morning is our so-called state budget and we are all in the assembly

Niira Radia: OK

Sunil Arora: We’ll be free by about 2:30, 3 o’clock.

Niira Radia: Haan

Sunil Arora: But I’ll start working in the afternoon.

Niira Radia: Theek hai, great…ok

Sunil Arora: And work till, work tomorrow. I hope they do not call us to the assembly tomorrow for something.

Niira Radia: Haan

Sunil Arora: Then we have no choice. But I’ll…I’ll rig out something very quickly.

Niira Radia: Ya, I’m not convinced that Sanjeev Shrivastav has…not that he was using some people and all to get messages

Sunil Arora: Who?

Niira Radia: Sanjeev Shrivastav, you remember?

Sunil Arora: He talked me…huh, that’s the last he talked to me, I told you.

Niira Radia: No, no, no, no. You remember when earlier he had indicated that he was talking to the family and all that.

Sunil Arora: Hmm.

Niira Radia: I…in the current context, I would not believe it.

Sunil Arora: Hmm

Niira Radia: I’m also told he has become persona non grata there right now

Sunil Arora: Maybe…whatever that evening he told me, I told you. The only thing…

Niira Radia: Nahin, uski baat mein nahin kar rahi, uski baat mein nahin kar rahi. Mein tumhari baat kar rahi hoon jab usne tumhari issue raise kee thee na in logon ke saath. (No, I’m not talking about that, I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about you and that time he raised your issue with these people)

Sunil Arora: Kin logon ke saath? (With who?) No no, I never told that…I never even asked Shrivastav for that.

Niira Radia: That was ages ago.

Sunil Arora: Never, not even once. Shri Shrivastav se maine apne baare mein kabhi baat hee na kee. (I never spoke with Shri Shrivastav about myself) Never.

Niira Radia: You told me once.

Sunil Arora: No, no, no, no. Not Shri Shrivastav at all. I think there is a mistake here. Shri Shrivastav se toh meri baat hee us din hui hai, che mahine, aath mahine baad. Aur maine pehle bhi past mein kabhi Shri Shrivastav se kaha nahin ki mere baare mein bat kare. (I spoke with Shti Shrivastav then, after 6 or 8 months. And in the past, I never asked Shri Shrivastav to speak about me.)

Niira Radia: Uh huh.

Sunil Arora: I know he is loud-mouthed in some senses and he is not reliable. Never, Shri Shrivastav, never.

Niira Radia: Ok, tum bhej dena ye at least. (Ok, you send this over at least.)

Sunil Arora: Woh toh the last he talked about that…that phone call and all that. That I told you, no?

Niira Radia: Uh huh.

Sunil Arora: That we talked more than once.

Niira Radia: Haan.

Sunil Arora: As I was telling you, Shrivastav se aaj tak bhi baat nahin kee mere baare mein kisi se baat karne (To date, I never asked Shrivastav to speak on my behalf with anyone.)

Niira Radia: Haan

Sunil Arora: Not even, not even once in the last ten years.

Niira Radia: Toh theek hai. You’ll send it, na? I’ll send somebody on Friday

Sunil Arora: Haan, Friday ko bhej dena. ( Yes, send him on Friday.)

Niira Radia: Haan ok, ok bye.

Sunil Arora: Main aapko phir bhi Thursday ko confirm kar doonga. (I’ll still confirm with you on Thursday.)

Niira Radia: Haan, haan.

Sunil Arora: Aur mujhe aaj din mein Jang ka ek baar sms…(and today once in the day, Jang's SMS)

Niira Radia: Woh, haan haan haan. Main Cecilia ko kah ke bol doongi. (Yes, yes, yes. I’ll talk to Cecilia about it.) Sorry I’m so caught up in…

Sunil Arora: Jang ka aur Pradeep Baijal ka.(Jang's and Pradeep Baijal's)

Niira Radia: Will do, will do.

Sunil Arora: And if possible, just send me this address of Mr. Das also. I’ll send him a card with a letter, that’s all.

Niira Radia: Will do. All three.

Sunil Arora: Ok, thank you, thank you.

Niira Radia: Ok, bye.

Transcribed by Shahster and then checked and retranscribed by Krishnakumar Sankaran and cross-checked by OL