Barkha Dutt is again in the news. This time, threatening fellow tweeter "barbarindian" with legal action. I was reminded of one of her hypocritical actions back when the Radia tapes issue surfaced. Just thought of bringing it to your notice too.
"I do feel very upset and sorry about the fact that my name was misused/misrepresented by her in conversations with other people"
That was Barkha Dutt, responding to one of the allegations during the famous Radia tape scandal. In a response to The Hindu, she gave the above statement. She is apparently upset that Radia mis-used her name. What prompted this "mis-use"?
The long, full story is here. I will just paste three lines from her conversations with Radia here:
BARKHA: Oh God. So now what? What should I tell them? Tell me what should I tell them?
BARKHA: Okay. Let me talk to them again.
BARKHA: Theek hai, not a problem. That’s not a problem, I’ll talk to Azad---I’ll talk to Azad right after I get out of RCR
So now you see - Barkha Dutt clearly offers to pass on messages. Radia asks her to do something, she says she will get it done. Radia then has the impression that whatever she wanted got done, and therefore takes credit for getting Barkha to do it. Sounds logical till this point. And then later has the nerve to actually write saying that she is "upset and sorry" that her name was "misused" ? Again, misused how?