(MENAFN - Arab News) The senior indian leader of hindu political party bharatiya janata party (bjp) was exposed by a wikileaks report as
having sort of tacit relationship with us' central intelligence agency (cia) during 1970's.
wikileaks in a recent revelation has released cables containing information about how the bjp leader supplied information to us giving details about late prime minister indira gandhi's election strategies and health details during the emergency in 1977.
the electronic telegram which wikileaks released was sent in 1977 that contained classified information about gandhi and which was sent from the department of state (usa) to new delhi india.
currently close to bjp's narendra modi party's official prime ministerial candidate swamy has over the yr turned a bitter critic of the gandhi family.
the wikileaks report also gives details about how swamy acted as the indian source of information for us officials.
the report states that indira gandhi was 'indisposed' and wanted to set march as the election date to square things in her favor in light of her alleged bad health (according to the report she was suffering from terminal cancer).
national spokesperson for the congress sanjay jha said: 'this report by wikileaks shows that there were dangerous elements in indian politics which were not in favor of national interest."
however indira gandhi went on to lose her seat in rae bareli and her party was ousted in the lok sabha polls. subramaniam swamy went on to win the elections and served as an mp for two years.