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Wikileaks expose on trust vote created by `vested interests`: Moily

Last Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 22:25

Bangalore: Law Minister M Veerappa Moily
on Saturday alleged the WikiLeaks expose on the 2008 trust vote was
a story created by "external elements" and "vested interests"
to destabilise the country`s democracy.

"It is a story created to destablise democracy of India.
Our media and our politicians should not become victims of the
manoeuvring and manipulation against the very existence of
democracy of India", he told reporters here.
Describing the Wikileaks expose as a "design
to destabilise" the democracy, he said BJP and the Left should
not be "parties to it."

"...If they want to fight a war, let them fight a
political war within the domain of the constitution of India
and not take extra help of countries or interest who are
inimical to the country," he said.

He said some vested interests existed that were
anti-Indian to the extent of wanting to destabilise democracy.

"These external elements make such allegations for which
they are not responsible, for which they are not accountable
to Parliament...they are not interested in our country", he
said adding it could eventually "erode the sovereign power of
the country".

He said "we will have to consciously safeguard Parliament
and our constitution".
"Such allegations through external elements like
Wikileaks, internet or e-mails may create confusion, anarchy
and destabilise democracy".

Asked about Wikileaks expose on BJP`s `doublespeak` on
nuclear policy, he said "it was a question which has to be
answered by them...why they behaved like that"?

Hitting out at the Left and BJP for opposing the Indo-US
nuclear deal, he said the oppositon had chosen to do so not on
merits but simply because of their "anti-American" sentiment.
"The right and left converged".

The Left and BJP again converged to take on the UPA on
some statements made by a US diplomat on the trust vote, he
said, terming it as "totally double standards and the
hypocrisy of the highest order".

He accused the Left and BJP of putting party before the
country, which was "unfortunate".

Dubbing BJP as "opportunistic", he said they did not mind
joining hands with the Left and accused it of also placing the
party`s interest above the country`s.


First Published: Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 22:25
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