New Delhi: Wikileaks released an electronic telegram sent in 1977 that contained classified information about the Congress party president Indira Gandhi. It was sent from the Department of State (USA) to New Delhi, India.
The cable cites former Rajya Sabha member Subramaniam Swamy as the source who told a US department officer that Indira Gandhi is set to declare elections in March in view of her failing.
The reports clearly mention Swamy as a prime source of highly private information given to the US authorities.
As per the report, Gandhi was prompted to set the March election date because she wanted to square things away in view of her failing health as she was suffering from terminal cancer and the surprise election call was a way to assure the quick succession of Sanjay in the next 60-90 days.
Swamy and senior BJP leaders couldn't be reached for comments.
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