Mayawati needs to speak to US if she's upset with cables: Assange
Agencies Posted online: Tue Sep 06 2011, 19:56 hrs
London : Hitting back at Mayawati who wants him to be put in a 'mental
asylum', WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said the UP Chief Minister
needs to take up her case with the US if she has a problem with the
contents of American diplomatic cables that painted her as an
His statement came hours after Mayawati slammed him over the US
diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks last week that described how
the BSP supremo once allegedly dispatched her empty private jet to
fetch her favourite sandals from Mumbai.
The cables also claimed that Mayawati had food tasters to sample her
meals and a 'security entourage to rival a head of state.'
In a press statement, Assange said that "Mayawati has betrayed the
rational thought. The question is, has she also betrayed the Dalit?"
"There is no question that the documents (leaked US cables) are
official papers... from the US embassy. These papers have been proven
the world over, including by the aggressive persecution of our people
by Washington," he said.
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