MM wants apology from Inderjit-20090610-231234

  • MM wants apology from Inderjit-20090610-231234 

[See above for Inderjit’s article hurt MDA-20090610-175013″]

MM: “agar Mukesh pe personal attack karegaa to mai Manoj Modi huuN, chhoRuuNgaa nahii”

NR: “inko itnii himmat nahii hai apne editors ko handle karne kii”

[Had a three hour meeting with ET. “Rahul is literally on his knees to Anil… but they are considering”]

MM: “ek hii aadmii ko apne ko protect karne kaa hai aur wo hai Mukesh Ambani”

“I have not seen Mukesh in such anguish and pain before… Mukesh has said, “take firm action to whatever extent possible””

MM: “We will file libel suit, we will file criminal case…Police-wolice aayegii pakReNge inko… dekheNge, hamko 10-20-50 crore kharchhaa ho jaaye…isme to thiik se pilaanaa hai mereko paanii”

AM has transcribed this tape in a comment below. Please crosscheck.

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  1. 1 AM November 27, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Background announcement – not audible
    Manoj Modi (MM): Hello
    Nira Radia (NR): Hi Manoj Hi
    MM: Haan
    NR: Nothing, I had just sent you a email I had got from Cent-in. I just wanted to know…
    MM interjects: Is Cent-In relevant in this? It’s Indrajit nah?
    NR: Cent-in is being told by… uh …uh…what’s his name?
    MM: Is this relevant – Indrajit had sent you that bogus mail na?
    NR: Exactly
    MM: So we want apology from Indrajit
    NR: Nahi Nahi… apology toh publication mein aa rahi hai na.. Apology publication mein aa rahi hai…
    MM: Publication kuch nahi hota hai .. Mujhe 48 hours mein apology chahiye from Indrajit
    NR: No No… (stutters)
    MM: Who, who ever is the editor?
    NR: (Interjects with) No No No… Listen listen listen.. Why Centsad is being sent to … apology will come from Indrajit only what Cent-sad has sent me a draft of the type of apology and of course giving his own perspective as to because Raghav (inaudible)
    Interjected by MM
    MM: Why is he sending it to you? They have officially received official communication from AS Dayal – they need to communicate to AS Dayal officially.
    NR: I know
    MM: They will get official response.
    NR: Manoj, I agree. That is why…
    MM (interjects) I am taking it to criminal thing…I am not (gets breathless), I am going to ..I am.. I have already talked to criminal people here, police and everybody
    NR: Hmmm…
    MM: I am going… as soon as I as I don’t receive officially in 48 hours, I am taking criminal charge and in that I have written to Raghav also
    NR: Hmmm…
    Brief silence between them
    MM: You have not seen my full communication?
    NR: I have read your .. read the … the .. .the (stutters… hesitates) and (inaudible)
    MM (interjects): You are not supposed to share it with anybody, haan?
    NR: I have not sent it to anyone.
    MM: No, don’t send and don’t share with anybody also
    NR: No, I have not sent it to anyone. It is only lying with me.
    MM: Don’t even ..Don’t even discuss it with anybody.
    NR: It’s not gone to anyone. Manoj, it is lying with me only.
    MM: What I am saying is – don’t even mention ..
    NR (interjects): Not even to my own people – it’s lying with me.
    MM: That’s right…I just wanted you to know what all I have written to him.
    NR: I saw that. I have read it. The point I am making is – the reason he sent it to me is because obviously because of the legal notice. He did not send it to me as a.. as a .. via me .. he didn’t do that. But he sent to me was this is what I want to send. I have told him I cannot comment on it.
    MM: Haaaaaaaaaaan…..
    NR: I have already said to him – respond to the lawyers directly.
    MM: Correct… correct… that is the right thing…
    NR: So what I am asking you is that – the reason I had to send it to you was this is what they’ve said
    MM: Haan.. .woh toh .. Raghav has already sent a mail to Mukesh.
    NR: Hmmm
    MM: I have sent you a mail – in that he has mention nah?
    NR: Haan (changes her mind).. You have only sent Atul Dayal’s notice. I have only got that.
    Silence
    MM: Ohhhhh…. acha acha acha…
    NR: From you I have only got Atul Dayal’s notice.
    (Muffled sounds and silence between the two)
    NR: I don’t have anything else, Manoj.
    Silence
    MM: Then, I don’t know how I had forwarded one email….
    NR: Nahi… nahi… it’s not…. (trails of).. I have got…
    MM: I had forwarded a mail, which I had written to … to … in fact, I had forwarded it two days ago about what I had written to Raghav.
    NR: Nahi.. .woh nahi aaya mera paas… Manoj..
    MM: I had written to him the day I got … yours …this …
    NR (completes sentence for him)… Indrajit’s reply.
    MM: Indrajit’s reply nah.
    NR: Hmmm
    MM: At the same time I had.. I drafted a mail and send the mail to .. to… to Raghav
    NR: Hmmm… I don’t have it..
    MM: If it is attitude.. then it is fine..
    NR: Hmm
    MM: And I told him that if you behave like this… I understand. And usme likh diya tha maine ki – you … (pauses.. hesitates)… you have become completely corrupt organisation … all your reporters are corrupt … all your this thing (sic) is not acceptable. And… you are running a yellow journalism.
    NR: Hmm
    MM: Yeh sab likha hai maine Raghav ko
    NR: muffled response (not audible) so yeah sirf mail tha…
    MM: Yes same. Jab maine bheja unko – immediately forward kiya tha
    NR: But Manoj mein apne mail ko dekh rahi hoon and I don’t know how I respond to my mail
    MM: I am surprised yaar
    NR: I am telling you no… even now, I am sitting on my emails (sic) and I am just going through two days ago and right till the weekend and the only mail I have got from you is literally the Atul Dayal notice.
    MM: See on this subject I had sent you all the thing… I don’t know why…
    NR: Nahi.. right till Friday.
    MM: Main desktop se kiya tha. I will check on my desktop – whether I have sent you or I had sent or kept it in a … that… in a … draft file. I will have to check and I am not in my room…
    NR: Okay…
    MM: I will check. I have that impression that jaise main unko bheja maine tumko forward kiya tha. My recollection is …that is why …I am saying you don’t share it with anybody. Means.. nahi toh… otherwise… toh .. yeh… this you have filed ..this we have sent them.. so this toh…there is nothing secret about it.
    NR: No… this is why sent …which is what I saw … trails off…
    MM (interjects) No, no no… isme main likha tha saying that your Indrajit is saying that is a source-based story and all that and I said forget about source-based … even factual story you don’t print for (name not recognised) and you will do everything for us…
    NR: Hmm… pause… Hmmm… Hmmm..what did he say to that?
    MM: Main toh criminal karne wala hoon… uske paas.. mere paas. ..I want to .. even if I accept the apology I want to know their source and if they don’t give me the source I am going to file police complaint regarding the source.
    NR: Hmmm
    MM: Hmmmm.. yu kya main cchhodne wala hoon main.. it is concerning Mukesh personally and when Mukesh ko personally attack karega toh main Manoj Modi hoon.
    NR: Hm
    MM: Chchodhoonga nahi kisi ko
    NR: Nahi, theek baat hai, Manoj…theek baat hai.. so everything is written. No, I have not got that email so … so..
    MM: I will check … and not today… I will not be able to forward .. I am not in my … my desk. I will check my desk – kyon nahi gaya…I need to investigate. Actually kya hua hoga … I must have made the forward.. I mean ..I must have done forward to you and some call-wall must have come and then I must have stored it as saved draft or .. while taking the call I have not forwarded .. something.. one of these two things must have happened.
    NR: Hmm.. Hmm.. Acha woh…
    MM (interjects) I was under the impression that I have sent you and that is why I am saying don’t share … don’t share.. don’t share … otherwise…
    NR: No, I meant Atul Dayal’s notice. I have got that.
    MM: Atul Dayal ka toh official diya hai ..
    NR: (speaks over him) Cent-sad (not sure??)
    MM: Woh toh bhej diya na … already.. woh toh pehle hi bhej diya main aur usme toh maine … bheja hai.. and after I sent, thereafter only… I read the draft of the notice in Atul Dayal finalised it and sent it.
    NR: Hmm
    MM: He forwarded me the next day.
    NR: Hmm
    MM: I sent it to you immediately as soon as I got it – I forwarded it to you. I forwarded it to you. I forwarded it to (cannot recognise name)
    NR: Hmm…i have got … .I have only Atul Dayals… I mean I have only got that…
    MM: No, no.. and this legal notice … uske pehle .. I had sent to Raghav to tell such and such thing has happened … Indrajit Gupta’s reply and all that… all this nonsense is there… so.. (pauses)…. I am going to proceed now legally.
    NR: Hmmm
    MM: He said, I am sending my extreme apology and I will take him to task .. however, in order to, help me to put pressure you please proceed legally.
    NR: Hmmm (long pause) — unko itni himmat nahi hai apne editor ko handle karne ki?
    MM: Suno, yeh mere ko aaya na… bhej diya phir ..uko.. legal bhi aur uske saath bhi .. uske saath .. uska jawaab aaya nah …uske baad bhi maine ….jawaab theek se diya
    NR: Hmm
    MM: Hey, you are coming here, next week?
    NR: Yes, I am here from.. I am there from Sunday.
    MM: Haan haan.. phir toh I will .. I will share with you everything. In fact, Sunday I am in … Delhi. No, not Sunday.. sorry, Friday.
    NR: Sunil Mittal ka?
    MM: Sunil ke yahaan, haan.
    NR: Hmm.. Hmm.. I need to talk to you… I met up with him. I haven’t met up with him after that. But I have been working on this matter.
    MM: Us din mil sakti hai nah? You are there. Friday you can meet me?
    NR: Main aapko .. I will meet you in Delhi. But not at Sunil Mittal’s function. I am not going.
    MM: Not Sunil Mittal’s place yaar.
    NR: Hmm
    MM: Airport se mein jaaonga na yahaan… Taj mein .. toh Taj mein apun mil-lenge alag se
    NR: Haan – you and I will meet then. That will be good.
    MM: Usme apne ko kya hai – we can spend whatever time is required between two of us..
    NR: Okay.. I think that will be good on Friday. I am coming on Sunday … hmmm….I had a three-hour meeting with Economic Times today.
    MM: Hmm..
    NR: Poor Rahul is literally on his knees again. But I need to brief you on that. Because I think there are a lot of issues going on and we have to examine everything holistically so.. today, even I had a frank discussion on everything including the interactions you’ve had. And he’s.. I don’t think he is not open to doing it … I think they are being cautious – is my reading today. I mean.. he was literally … a very very frank discussion – only him and me – I did not take anybody with me and neither did he bring any of his colleagues.
    MM: So…
    NR: They are also examining.. aisa nahi hai … lekin they are also under pressure.
    MM: Haan … theek hai .. theek hai.. dekhenge .. apun milte hai phir baat karte hai. We are not under any pressure whatsoever.
    NR: Nahi… theek hai. Just one thing, Manoj… jo Monday ko presentation hai nah?
    MM: Haan
    NR: Mukesh ke saath..
    MM: Haan
    NR: You will be there na?
    MM: I will be there. Mukesh ka… my being there is less important than as much as Mukesh being there. Mukesh has to clear everything.
    NR: I know. I just need your help to clear that because we really need media engagement.
    MM: I understand but you have to be .. see this .. .you have to treat as if you are directly dealing with Mukesh. I will be sitting there and of course, I will be there in the whole presentation and everytime, Mukesh is there, I will be there.
    NR: Hmm
    MM: But between you and me, we can’t agree – just two of us – because this is concerning all the businesses and everything and all of those things that have to be cleared by Mukesh only.
    NR: No, no.. I agree, I agree. I agree. So I am also going to be meeting Prasad on Tuesday and I will present both the presentations, which I am going to present to him also. This is MDA… MDA’s image – this is his presentation. So it’s very very important.
    MM: But you have to discuss everything. See, you can’t just discuss only MDA’s things – you have to discuss the entire – see whatever is the holistic approach – whatever you want to discuss na, the entire thing you need to get cleared by MDA
    NR: Listen I have got all of them ready – (inaudible)
    MM: Woh bhej dena pehle se… because you see, good that you are doing it on Monday then if you send it on Saturday.. Mukesh will read it on Sunday also.
    NR: Ok – I will send all of them…
    MM: Hmmm.. no problem…
    NR: Okay
    MM.. And we will meet on Friday then.
    NR: Okay. You will call me then and let me know what time nah?
    MM: Yes, I will most probably come by Jet flight.
    NR: Hmm.. Hmm..
    MM: …And.. (pause)… coming…. straight going to Taj Palace mein uska function shaadi ka.
    NR: Right ya..
    MM: Either we can… or… I don’t know how long this Taj Palace from airport is – may half hour even?
    NR: It’s about 20 minutes.
    MM: Haan… agar toh … we can meet in Taj Palace … just somewhere…
    NR: What time do you land?
    MM: I’ll… I’ll tell you because I don’t know when … then (some name, not audible) my secretary will know. I am not aware.
    NR: Let me know
    MM: Haan… because… (hesitates) in that case.. we can spend half hour and then I can go for the function. I will spend half hour there and just get lost.
    NR: (laughs)… theek hai – taking a flight back, is it?
    MM: Yes, what else?
    NR: Okay. Alright. (Laughs)
    MM: Unlog ka… apne ko kissi ka pachta nahi hai – khaan peena…
    NR: Hmm…theek hai..
    MM: I will come home and have my dinner then
    NR: (Laughs… MM joins in) That is a good way to be… (laughs some more) So that’s a good way to be like that.
    MM: Ya … toh phir kya apne mind mein phir koi clarity rehti hai – ki I have not had anyone else’s salt.
    NR: Haan.. okay
    MM: Baraabar bola nah?
    NR: Hmmm.. Hmm..
    MM: Ek hi aadmi ko apne ko protect karne ka hai, woh hai Mukesh Ambani … baaki I don’t really care
    NR: Hmm… Hmmm.. I agree. (giggles) I am so glad… I am glad so please help me so that I can build that image. Thank you.
    MM: Ya ya.. we will do. We are committed to build
    NR: Thank you.
    MM: This Centil piece – we don’t have to reply is it?
    NR: You don’ have to reply. I am not going to reply to it. I am just … I have already told him on the phone … that you please send it to the lawyer. So in the morning, I will tell him again that you have 48 hours to respond. And I suggest you send it to the lawyer.
    MM: Ya, ya.. you say because then the Atul bhai will suggest whatever the changes required because this has been now given by Mukesh to Atul Dayal who is going to handle it ekdum sternly. I have not seen … that information I have sent to Raghav… I have not seen Mukesh in such anguish and pain in my whole life.
    NR: Hmm..
    MM: And this … is ..and this is.. first time I have seen .. otherwise, Mukesh has never acted and proceeded criminally against anybody…
    NR: Hmm
    MM: Even his sworn enemies. In this case, he has said ‘take firm action and to whatever extent possible’.
    NR: Hmm… I agree with you, Manoj. Uske upar kuch karna padega because if i look at the apology which I have told ‘Cintel’ (not clear) was reading it out to me on the phone itself, I told him your apology in itself is an apology because if you just look at it you are…
    MM: He will not accept such things.. in his actual words, the apology is a very meek apology and we are not going to accept such apology.
    NR: I mean what is he saying… he says, we have just been told some of the facts in the column are inaccurate and we regret it. What are you talking – these are absolute lies … and you have to admit that you have carried lies. Nothing short of that. that is…
    MM: We are not going to accept such things nah…
    NR: Hmm..
    MM: We are not going to accept -we will proceed… we will file a libel suit … we will file criminal complaint because we have figured out how to file criminal complaint in this
    NR: So definition ho jaata hai.. nah
    MM: Defamation ho jaata hai.. doosra bhi bahut hai is mein
    NR: Hmm.. Is mein matlab -the other point of view? who has given this information, na?
    MM: No no.. is mein kya hai, kaun source hai hum immediately poochenge aur jo bhi uska investigation hoga – usmein police-volice aayegi … pakdenge logon ko
    NR: Source ka ek issue hai.. unko protection mil jaati hai.
    MM: Don’t worry, don’t worry. Protection nahi milta hai in this case. We will see nah, we will figure out. Is mein toh kitna bhi das, bees, pachaas crore kharcha hoga toh koi problem nahi hai
    NR: Hmm … theek hai.. theek hai..I agree with you. I am in favour of killing this sort of nonsense, once and for all.
    MM: Ya
    NR: Getting rid once for all because this is enough you know. This is exactly what I told Rahul Joshi also. Hmm… jo bhi hai.. negative nahi kar rahe hai hamaare khilaaf .. you know.. woh sab… bandh karenge.
    MM… Hmm… woh toh theek hai. . usko toh mujhe theek se pilana hai paani
    NR: Haan
    (Tape ends)

  2. 2 Krishnakumar Sankaran November 27, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Crosscheck:

    1) The following references in the transcript Cent-in, Centsad, Cent-sad, Centil should be replaced with Senthil (Senthil Chengalvarayan of Forbes)

    2) Here is a list of other changes with original and change:

    ORIGINAL: MM (interjects) No, no no… isme main likha tha saying that your Indrajit is saying that is a source-based story and all that and I said forget about source-based … even factual story you don’t print for (name not recognised) and you will do everything for us…
    CHANGE: MM (interjects) No, no no… isme main likha tha saying that your Indrajit is saying that is a source-based story and all that and I said forget about source-based … even factual story you don’t print for ADAG (Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group) and you will do everything for us…

    ORIGINAL: MM: Hmmmm.. yu kya main cchhodne wala hoon main.. it is concerning Mukesh personally and when Mukesh ko personally attack karega toh main Manoj Modi hoon.
    CHANGE: MM: Hmmmm.. yeh kya chhodne wala hoon kya main.. it is concerning Mukesh personally and when Mukesh ko personally attack karega toh main Manoj Modi hoon.

    ORIGINAL: NR: (speaks over him) Cent-sad (not sure??)
    CHANGE: NR: (speaks over him) It’s lying with Cinsell (Senthil?) also

    ORIGINAL: MM: Woh toh bhej diya na … already.. woh toh pehle hi bhej diya main aur usme toh maine … bheja hai.. and after I sent, thereafter only… I read the draft of the notice in Atul Dayal finalised it and sent it.
    CHANGE: MM: Woh toh bhej diya na … already.. woh toh pehle hi bhej diya main aur usme toh maine … bheja hai.. and after I sent, thereafter I also received it after that only… I read the draft of the notice then Atul Dayal finalised it and sent it.

    ORIGINAL: MM: I sent it to you immediately as soon as I got it – I forwarded it to you. I forwarded it to you. I forwarded it to (cannot recognise name)
    CHANGE: MM: I sent it to you immediately as soon as I got it – I forwarded it to you. I forwarded it to you. I forwarded it to Raghu (or Guru, it’s unclear) also.

    ORIGINAL: MM: He said, I am sending my extreme apology and I will take him to task .. however, in order to, help me to put pressure you please proceed legally.
    CHANGE: MM: He said, I am…my extreme apology and I will take him to task .. however, in order to, help me to put pressure you please proceed legally.

    ORIGINAL: NR: Poor Rahul is literally on his knees again. But I need to brief you on that. Because I think there are a lot of issues going on and we have to examine everything holistically so.. today, even I had a frank discussion on everything including the interactions you’ve had. And he’s.. I don’t think he is not open to doing it … I think they are being cautious – is my reading today. I mean.. he was literally … a very very frank discussion – only him and me – I did not take anybody with me and neither did he bring any of his colleagues.
    CHANGE: NR: Poor Rahul is literally on his knees again. But I need to brief you on that. Because I think there are a lot of issues going on and we have to examine everything holistically so.. today, even I had a frank discussion on everything including the interactions you’ve had. And he’s.. I don’t think they are not open to doing it … I think they are being cautious – is my reading today. I mean.. he was literally … a very very frank discussion – only him and me – I did not take anybody with me and neither did he bring any of his colleagues.

    ORIGINAL: NR: Listen I have got all of them ready – (inaudible)
    CHANGE: NR: Listen I have got all of them ready. Detail bhi ready – (inaudible)

    ORIGINAL: NR: So definition ho jaata hai.. nah
    MM: Defamation ho jaata hai.. doosra bhi bahut hai is mein
    CHANGE: NR: So defamation ho jaata hai.. nah
    MM: Defamation hai.. doosra bhi bahut hai is mein

    ORIGINAL: MM… Hmm… woh toh theek hai. . usko toh mujhe theek se pilana hai paani
    CHANGE: MM… Hmm… woh toh theek hai. . isko toh theek se pilana hai mereko paani


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