New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office Sunday dismissed as "baseless and mischievous" claims by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's former media adviser Sanjaya Baru that its files were seen by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
"The statement being attributed to a former media adviser to the prime minister that PMO files were seen by Congress president Sonia Gandhi is completely baseless and mischievous.
It is categorically denied that any PMO file has ever been shown to Sonia Gandhi," Pankaj Pachauri, communications adviser to the prime minister, said in a statement here.
"The commentary smacks of fiction and coloured views of a former adviser," the statement said.
"The book written by the former media adviser is an attempt to misuse a privileged position and access to high office to gain credibility and apparently exploit it for commercial gain," it sa.