The Outlook magazine on Saturday made public more tapped conversations involving corporate lobbyist Niira Radia and said it had “unearthed” 800 new conversations.
The intercepts offer a fresh political insight into how key portfolios were allocated when the Union Cabinet was formed after the victory of the Congress-led UPA in May 2009, with Ms. Radia , who counts the Tatas and the Ambanis among her clients, in the thick of it, the weekly said in a release.
While the tapes were still being decoded, many already “shine a mirror on the interplay between government and big business,” especially about the allocation of the telecom portfolio to A. Raja.
The new conversations are part of the more than 5,800 conversations now in the Supreme Court's custody, the release said.
The conversations, all part of an officially sanctioned tap, are in addition to the 140 conversations already placed in public domain by the magazine three weeks ago.