Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata group, on Saturday clarified that in the interview of Ratan N. Tata with the Financial Times , he had spoken about coherence in implementation of government policy as a need. It said in a statement that terms such as “lashes into the PM”, “rapping India”, “warning the government of inaction” or “venal business environment”, as reported in the Financial Times and other media, were used by the publications and not by Mr. Tata, in any manner.
“Mr. Tata has always supported the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, even when there was mass criticism of him, and the last thing he would wish to do is to be a critic of the Prime Minister, as has been reported,” the statement added. It said Tata Sons was surprised that reputed media entities sensationalised the observations, without taking into cognizance the tone, tenor and context of the interview.