Niira Radia as a star
Arrival of former corporate lobbyist Nira Radia at the Patiala House courts in the capital to depose as prosecution witness in the 2G Spectrum case...
Arrival of former corporate lobbyist Nira Radia at the Patiala House courts in the capital to depose as prosecution witness in the 2G Spectrum case was made glamorous, as media turned its full attention on her. Former Telecom Minister A Raja was prompted to remark that the media has made her into a star.
There was considerable build up in the media over her scheduled appearance in the court and when she did turn up, there was a flutter created in media circles. Her taped conversations with the high and the mighty created quite a stir. Her public relations firm was advising Tata on telecom matters and Tata Teleservices Ltd had applied for dual technology licences in 2007. Niira Radia, 53, and not even a graduate, was gently rebuked by CBI Special Judge O P Saini, saying, "I have heard from media reports that you are a very intelligent person and you are a professional also. So first understand the question and then answer." The judge also told the CBI, "Witness is very sensitive. Witness is very important also. Please be brief and specific in your questions to her."