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Subramanian Swamy told US about Indira Gandhi’s election strategy: WikiLeaks

swamy Subramanian Swamy told a US department officer that Indira Gandhi is set to declare elections in March in view of her failing health. (PTI)
Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: April 25, 2014 4:12 pm | Updated: April 25, 2014 5:23 pm

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 Subramanian 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 health.

Swamy told the US officer that Gandhi wanted to square things away in view of her “failing health”.

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.

You can read the full leaked document here

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