The recent Wikileaks revelations that was accessed by the Hindu newspaper reveals that the PM had apparently told BJP leader Jaswant Singh that he could not rely on anyone from his government for advice except for Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and some scientists. The damning revelations are sure going to become yet another headache for the UPA and the Opposition will celebrate the new “truths".
These facts were let out in American Embassy cable on Oct 24, 2005. The cables quoted a conversation between Jaswant Singh and United States Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns.
The cable reads, “Jaswant Singh said he would be frank and tell the U/S [Under Secretary] exactly what advice he had provided the PM. He opined that the UPA 'does not have the intellectual commitment to improve US/India relations,' as it had inherited its platform in this regard from the previous NDA government, and had 'grown into' its present position. He purportedly told the PM that India needs to stop asking for favors and start delivering to the world community." These cables were sent to the embassy under the name of Ambassador David Mulford.
The cables also held considerable ire towards the Communists when it said that the UPA would not be able to deliver as long as it was supported by the communists who had a habit of 'disapproving anything and everything.'
Jaswant Singh also had good things to say about the Prime Minister and commented through the cables, “Singh characterized the PM as a 'good economist,' who is good at 'reading paper,' but not strong on executing policy."