Ratan Tata, the bossman of Tata Sons in the middle of the 2G spectrum allocation scam following the outing of the tapes of the conversations of his chief lobbyist Niira Radia, has given an interview to Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief of The Indian Express and host of NDTV’s interview programme, Walk the Talk.
The text of the interview—played endlessly on the weekend by NDTV channels in the run-up to Tata moving the Supreme Court pleading for a gag order on the media, citing his privacy—has been carried on three broadsheet pages on two consecutive days by the Express.
It concludes in the paper today with these paragraphs:
Shekhar Gupta: Having this conversation with you is always such a privilege because besides everything else one learns so much.
Ratan Tata: Thank you.
SG: Always inspirational talking to you.
RT: Let me just tell you that you come to be somebody that I really respect because of the fact that you stand for, what you believe in and I have enjoyed every moment we have been able to share together, I hope that friendship will grow as we go forward.
SG: Insha’allah. Thank you so much.
RT: It’s something I’ll cherish. Thank you.
Cartoon: courtesy Mail Today