In the midst of the battle between the Ambani brothers over gas resources, Radia gets senior journalist Vir Sanghvi to favour her client Mukesh’s interests through his column. In this conversation, Vir gives her a preview of what is going to appear in his now-discontinued column Counterpoint. “Dressed it up like a plea to Manmohan Singh, so that it won’t look like an inter-Ambani battle,” he says. “Very nice,” replies an approving Radia.
Niira Radia: Hi
Vir Sanghvi: Hi. Niira?
NR: Yeah, yeah.
VS: Okay, wrote it. I’ve dressed it up as a piece about how public will not stand for our resources being cornered; how we’re creating a new list of oligarchs, the example I’ve given is the court case which says that mummy will...