No comments on Wikileaks: US embassy

The US embassy here Thursday refused to comment on the publication of leaked diplomatic cables which allege that MPs were paid off by Congress-led government to survive a parliamentary trust vote in 2008.

Updated: Mar 17, 2011, 23:26 PM IST

The US embassy here Thursday refused to comment on the publication of leaked diplomatic cables which allege that MPs were paid off by Congress-led government to survive a parliamentary trust vote in 2008.
Nachiketa Kapur, described as a political aide of Congress leader Satish Sharma, is quoted as saying that a fund of Rs.50 crore had been formed to pay off MPs. He also apparently showed two chests containing cash meant for the pay-offs. Sharma said Thursday he had no aide named Kapur.

On Thursday, the clamour for the government`s resignation that forced adjournments in both houses of parliament, saw the Left parties, the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Samajwadi Party, amongst others, unite against the Congress-led government.

IANS