Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata group, has disclosed that a minister asked his company for a bribe when he was trying to set up a domestic airline. The Tatas had tried to set up a domestic airline in collaboration with Singapore Airlines.
Tata did not name the minister and said the incident took place about 10-12 years ago. He said that he hopes the matter is not taken up for investigation now because it could cast shadows on the wrong person.
Ratan Tata implied that his airlines proposal was dropped because he refused to give the bribe.