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WikiLeaks revelations ‘fiction’, says Fernandes’s wife

Socialist leader George Fernandes’ wife Leila on Monday termed as ‘piece of fiction’ the WikiLeaks cable revelations that the fire-brand activist sought financial assistance from US spy agency CIA to organize sabotage activities during Emergency.

The cables during Henry Kissinger’s time, made public by WikiLeaks, claimed that then trade union leader Fernandes sought to get funds from CIA and the French government.

‘This is a piece of fiction. There is no question of George asking for funds from CIA. He was very anti-American and you know this,’ Leila said.

‘This is complete falsehood, completely concocted and I strongly refute this false story,’ she said.

Congress trashed reports based on WikiLeaks claiming that late Rajiv Gandhi, much before becoming Prime Minister, may have been a middleman for a Swedish company trying to sell fighter aircraft.

Party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi referred to the last line of the particular cable to emphasise that there was no foundation to the allegation and and accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of ‘spreading lies and falsehoods.’
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