Some writers of WikiLeaks cable have apologised: Chidambaram

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P Chidambaram
Kolkata, April 25: P Chidambaram, the Union Minister for Home Affairs has said that some writers responsible for the US diplomatic cables accessed by the WikiLeaks, have privately apologised for the embarrassment caused.

Speaking to reporters here, he said, "Private apologies have been offered by some of those writers for the embarrassment which the cables have caused. But I am not going to name them."

The minister was responding to questions on Biman Bose, the chairman of West Bengal's ruling Left front's quotation of the Wikileaks to allege that the United states wanted the Congress and Trinamool Congress to come together.

Reiterating his earlier stance of not wishing to dignify the WikiLeaks cables, Chidamabaram said, “It surprises me that any one should attempt to dignify these cables… The WikiLeaks cables are not agreed minutes of the meeting. It is one person"s understanding of what happened. And many of the authors have poor understanding. We should reject those cables."

It may be recalled that some India related WikiLeaks Cables carried out by an Indian Newspaper has been a major cause of embarrassment for the congress-led UPA-2 government at the centre. Some damaging exposes about the cash-for-vote scam which rocked the Indian parliament in 2009 forced the government to come out with clarifications saying that the statements were baseless.

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