Tata Sons Interim Chairman Ratan Tata turned emotional at a shareholders’ meeting stating that there had been a definite move to damage his personal reputation and “these days are very lonely” because of “unsubstantiated” attacks against him.
Countering the charges listed by Nusli Wadia, Tata said that truth will prevail. “Whatever the process may be and however painful it is, I think the truth will prevail and the systems in our country will govern,” he said at the extraordinary general meeting of Tata Chemicals.
“There has been a definite move to damage my personal reputation and the reputation of this great group — the Tata group. And these days are very lonely because the newspapers are full of attacks, most of them unsubstantiated but nevertheless very painful,” he said.
He said the 150-year old Tata group stands for strong governance and fair play. “I could not leave from here (EGM) today without at least expressing my deepest gratitude to the shareholders. It has been a pleasure to be with you,” Tata said thanking the shareholders for their support, warmth and affection.