BJP demands govt statement on WikiLeaks reports

Terming as "very serious" reports on leaked diplomatic cables suggesting a "US tilt" in 2006 Cabinet, BJP demanded that the government clarify its stand on the issue.

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2011, 18:31 PM IST

New Delhi: Terming as "very serious"
reports on leaked diplomatic cables suggesting a "US tilt" in
2006 Cabinet, the BJP on Tuesday demanded that the government
clarify its stand on the issue.

"It is a very serious matter. Government should give a
statement. We want the the government to clarify... whether a
report has been sent by the ambassador in India," BJP leader
Venkaih Naidu told reporters outside Parliament.

The BJP leader said the US envoy should be asked to
clarify and if needed India should lodge a protest with
Washington.
"The US Ambassador should also be asked about it,"
said.

"Government must ascertain whether these... are
authenticated and such reports have been sent to the US. All
these factors need to be ascertained then only one can come to
conclusion.
"There are allegations that some are pro-US, some are
not. There is also something about Kerala (in Wikileaks). So
government should clarify and if necessary then government
should lodge protest."

PTI