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#22 Kanimozhi: May 22, 2009 20:04:19

'He’s [Maran] trying to get somebody from the congress say things against Raja to dad'

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#22 Kanimozhi: May 22, 2009 20:04:19

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Niira Radia:  Hello, it’s not true Kanni. So why should we tell him, there’s no need.

Kanimozhi:  No, no, I will just make sure because he is trying to spread the thing that….

Niira Radia:  No, no, no. Prime Minister has already clarified that the deal has not been, we’re still in the middle of discussing, there is no point of…

Kanimozhi:  They have promised to give us telecom, but it cannot now become [Indiscernible] [0:00:34.7] they’ve already told us they will give us telecom, now it shouldn’t be given to him because he is going around planting the stories that….

Niira Radia:  But ignore that, because he was planting it on the channels when you were on the flight.

Kanimozhi:  Yes, yes I know.

Niira Radia:  Yes, I know that and then I spoke to Raja, I spoke to Chennai also. I got an input as to what had happened. I went back and told the channels that there’s no deal that has been closed, Janardan Dwivedi is the one who had said. Janardan Dwivedi was the one who made the statement that the deal had been closed with the DMK. There is no need for us to travel to Chennai. Then, the channels asked the prime minister.

Kanimozhi:  Yes, yes. That I know. No, no. I’m not saying that. I’m just saying be careful, because it shouldn’t, because he’s trying to get somebody from the congress say things against Raja to dad.

Niira Radia:  Nobody said anything; the prime minister has not made a statement.

Kanimozhi:  Not the prime minister. When they come to meet dad…

Niira Radia:  Agreed. But Kanni, the prime minister has just made a statement that I have no problem with Raja and Baalu, they’re my esteemed colleagues. Prime minister has just made that statement.

Kanimozhi:  He can make a statement, but whoever is going to come and talk to dad shouldn’t talk otherwise. Because, see, what people say outside and what actually they mean is very different and all of us know that in politics. You can always call somebody your friend and then come and have a discussion and say, see, I don’t want this person. That is for public appearances, we do a lot of things. So I’m just saying make sure that whoever is going to come and talk doesn’t talk against this guy, because I heard from another source that they….

Niira Radia:  Well, okay. Yes, I spoke to Raja also.

Kanimozhi:  See, Raja is one person who will say everything is not a problem; everything is okay.

Niira Radia:  Yes, yes, yes. I don’t think Congress is in any mood to discuss what portfolio should be taken, they’re going to leave it to your father, is what I was told by both the...

Kanimozhi:  No, no. I’m saying all that is fine. But they shouldn’t come and say anything, because I’m sure they will come and say something against Baalu.

Niira Radia:  Yes, Baalu, they are saying. They’re saying against Baalu.

Kanimozhi:  No, but they also want to say, I think, against Raja.

Niira Radia:  They’re saying they’re not going to…

Kanimozhi:  Even one line against him will definitely take more to this guy. Actually they say that we’re very happy to give it to Raja, because he did a good job and things like that. Then it will be, it will work in his favor. Even if they don’t go back, it is okay, but if it is going to go against him, one word against him [Indiscernible] [0:03:28.3].

Niira Radia:  Have you heard this other thing from DMK, which is that they’re saying that your meeting, whatever, whenever that’s going to happen, tomorrow is it?

Kanimozhi:  Yes.

Niira Radia:  The DMK meeting, zonal one, that they may just suggest that both, all three males, Raja, Baalu, Maran, should be removed and see new names.

Kanimozhi:  No, no, no. I don’t think that is happening, no, no. But just make sure of this, one second.


Source: This is what was attached to the SC petition

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