Reacting to Niira Radia's decision to quit the public relations business, Tata Sons Chairman Ratan Naval Tata said: “The Tata Group respects the personal wishes of Ms. Niira Radia in not renewing any client mandates.”

In an implicit reference to the allegations that Ms. Radia, who has handled the public relations work for the Tata Group since 2001, sought to get the government to favour his company interests, Mr. Tata added: “[Ms. Radia's and Vaishnavi's] engagement with the Group has been ethical and satisfactory.”

Reliance Industries said: “We regret the decision of Ms. Niira Radia to discontinue her association with the business of communications consultancy and not renew any of her client mandates… However, we do appreciate and respect her wishes for a compelling need to focus on her family and personal issues.”

Thanking Vaishnavi Corporate Communications Pvt. Ltd.'s clients for their understanding and mutual agreement in enabling her to take the decision, Ms. Radia said: “I am also grateful to them for their support in taking my decision to its logical conclusion, offering assistance in mitigating the damages and thereby fulfilling all our existing contractual commitments.”

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