Lashing out at Tata Sons for it’s November 11 advertisement rebutting ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry’s allegations, Cyrus Mistry’s office on Tuesday said it is another brazen attempt to mislead the public and shareholders. In a statement, Mistry’s office said group centre, reporting to Cyrus Mistry, drew remuneration only from Tata Sons. Mistry didn’t approach any businesses with view to do a quick cleansing so that he could demonstrate decent results.”
In the meantime, the Tata-Mistry spat continues to rage as Ratan Tata today met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Tata, who reportedly wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi informing him about the changes at the over USD 100 billion group within hours of Tata Sons bringing him back in place of Mistry, met Jaitley for over 30 minutes.
The 78-year-old chieftain refused to comment on the discussion with Jaitley, who also heads the Corporate Affairs Ministry. Besides Jaitley, Tata is believed to have sought meeting with Prime Minister. Mistry too had sought meetings with Modi and Jaitley. The government has so far stayed clear of the row calling it an internal affair of Tata Sons.