Assange`s remarks about PM uncomplimentary: Advani

Assange had said Singh was not corrupt but there was an attempt to cover up for others.

Last Updated: Apr 18, 2011, 00:45 AM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday received support from an unexpected quarter when senior
BJP leader LK Advani described as "highly uncomplimentary"
some remarks made by Wikileaks editor Julian Assange about
him.

In the context of the India-related leaked American
diplomatic cables, Assange had said that though he didn`t have
proof it seemed that the Indian Prime Minister was not
personally corrupt but "here`s a clear attempt to cover up for
the possible corruption of other people."

The remarks were made by Assange in an interview carried
by `The Hindu` where he was asked to react on Prime Minister
Singh questioning the authenticity of the leaked US diplomatic
cables.

"In the context of the Government of India’s reaction to
the leaks relating to India, Assange’s comments about the
Indian Prime Minister were highly uncomplimentary," said
Advani, who has often targeted Prime Minister Singh on various
issues.

In his blog, Advani also praised `The Hindu` in respect
of Wikileaks, saying it has "really made history" by offering
to its readers articles and "valuable" reports based on a
selection from 5,100 India Cables, aggregating six million
words.

PTI