12 April, 2021

"He's Been Taken Care Of"

The TRAI chief's RIL 'connections' put him in a spot again

"He's Been Taken Care Of"
For a long time, his critics have alleged he had a "Reliance bias". And the impression got credence by a sensational revelation recently. An e-mail, written by Manoj Modi, director, Reliance Infocomm, to his "Boss" (Mukesh Ambani) hinted at the close proximity between Reliance and Pradip Baijal, chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. For the hundredth time, Baijal was in the line of fire. His critics were screaming for his head again. The e-mail also clarifies apprehensions raised by Akhil Gupta, ex-CEO (business development), Reliance Infocomm, against his company's re-routing operations. But the wording was devastating as far as Baijal was concerned. "With reference to my e-mail sent last week clarifying concerns raised by Mr Akhil Gupta, I want to inform you that I have personally spoken to the regulator PB (Pradip Baijal) today and have convinced him of our intention. We are also ensuring that he's taken good care of. Respectfully, MM (Manoj Modi)," it read.

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