London: The US embassy in New Delhi was critical of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and described CPM leader Prakash Karat as an "extortionist" in a cable that discussed the political scenario in November 2007 -- days before the Indo-US nuclear agreement was to be debated and voted in Parliament.
In the cable dated November 7, 2007 released by WikiLeaks, embassy officials described Gandhi as being "unable to show principled leadership even when it might benefit her party at the polls and reveal Prakash Karat to be the
extortionist he is."
The cable that criticises Gandhi and discusses whether the Manmohan Singh government would be forced to call general elections on the Indo-US nuclear deal issue, says: "Mrs Gandhi never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity."...more
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