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#20 Barkha Dutt: May 22, 2009 19:23:57

'Then the Leader [Karunanidhi] said then you [Maran] join the Congress'

#20 Barkha Dutt: May 22, 2009 19:23:57
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[Lots of blank in the beginning]

Niira Radia:  Nahi hai, Barkha. Maine abhi phirse baat ki hai [I again had a talk].

Barkha Dutt: Apparently this story is not coming from Dwivedi[?] but from Chennai… Some section of the DMK

Niira Radia:  No, it’s coming from.. hmmm

Barkha Dutt: You see what happened was everybody I know in the congress was at the swearing in. So I haven’t been able to speak to the top guys. Now I just finished and I am going to make my set of calls.

Niira Radia:  Kani has just landed in Chennai. Just now. I just spoke…

Barkha Dutt: Where is Daya? Where is Maran?

Niira Radia:  Daya didn’t turn up for the swearing in because he was called back, because he went and told Karunanidhi that I have been asked by Ahmed Patel to come for the swearing in. But then the Leader said then you join the Congress.

Barkha Dutt: (laughs) So now?

Niira Radia:  So Raja was the only one who’s authorised to attend which he’s done and Raja’s catching the 8:40 flight…

Barkha Dutt: Okay

Niira Radia:  Karunanidhi from the time he’s landed has been sleeping. Has been resting. He’s got a back issue if you know. And the meeting is going to take place tomorrow.

Barkha Dutt: Ok

[Primary transcript by "Broadway". Checked by OL]


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