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Wikileak cable revelations 'piece of fiction': George Fernandes' wife

PTI  New Delhi, April 08, 2013
First Published: 21:38 IST(8/4/2013) | Last Updated: 21:39 IST(8/4/2013)

Socialist leader George Fernandes' wife Leila on Monday termed as "piece of fiction" the Wikileak cable revelations that the fire-brand activist sought financial assistance from US spy agency CIA to organise sabotage activities during Emergency.

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The cables during Henry Kissinger's time, made public by Wikileaks, claimed that then trade union leader Fernandes sought to get funds from CIA and the French government.

"This is a piece of fiction. There is no question of George asking for funds from CIA. He was very anti-American and you know this," Leila said.

"This is complete falsehood, completely concocted and I strongly refute this false story," she said.


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