Indian PR consultant and lobbyist Nira Radia’s phone calls which were tapped and recorded, allegedly, by the Indian Income Tax Department in 2008-09 showed her lobbying for appointment of Cabinet Ministers ex DMK, including A Raja, through journalist Barkha Dutt and DMK chief Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi.
Indian TV journalist and columnist Barkha Dutt is currently the Group Editor, English News at New Delhi Television.
Listen Barkha Dutt and Nira Radia conversations audio tape and read full transcripts of scandal are here.
NDTV’s Barkha Dutt is in some hot water thanks to a taped conversation between her and corporate lobbyist Nira Radia that was obtained by Open Magazine. Journalist Barkha Dutt has emerged as a lobbyist for the Congress government. Hindustan Times columnist Vir Sanghvi has also emerged as political lobbyist taking sides with petty political parties.