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Mayawati slams WikiLeaks report

Lucknow: Slamming the WikiLeaks report about her, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today alleged that its owner was either playing in the hands of her political opponents or had gone "mad".

"I would request the government of his country to send him to a mental asylum and if they have no place for him in his country we can put him in our Agra mental hospital", Mayawati told reporters here.

Terming the allegations against her, her government, its officials and partymen as "baseless", she said, "They are wrong, mischievous and derogatory and an effort to damage the image of the government and condemned them".

The chief minister also criticised those indulging in "dirty politics" and a section of the media for showing "one sided report" without taking the reaction of the government.

This is indicative of their anti-Dalit mentality, she said.

According to the WikiLeaks report on Mayawati, the chief minister was obsessed with security and that she had once despatched a plane to get her favourite sandals from Mumbai.

"I have no information of when the plane was sent to Mumbai for bringing sandals as has been stated by a BJP leader (Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi) and it looks that he and the Wikileaks owner had also gone in the same plane", she said.

On two of her close aides – Cabinet Secretary Shahshak Shekhar Singh and party national general secretary Satish Chandra Misra finding mention in the cables, she retorted that from now on they would be given more importance.

"If there is an attempt to defame honest and officials with clean image as well as dedicated partymen I would give them more importance from now on", she said. .

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