[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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