If you do not know about the Mayawati Wikileaks tussle, pick up a paper to go ahead. If you do not know about Wikileaks, go join Mayawati. I guess (with confidence) that Mayawati or her PR agency had no idea what Wikileaks is about! So when "something(s)" about her came up in the WikiLeaks, she lashed back, at Julian Assange. Little did she know many have tried & failed (miserably) at that before her.
This all began 3 days back, when Wikileaks, in its latest series of leaks, exposed Mayawati as "A lady obsessed with becoming the Prime Minister of India", "so self-centered that she fears assassination & employs food-tasters to avoid poisoning attempts" & "When she needed new sandals, her private jet flew empty to Mumbai to retrieve her preferred brand" & "she has institutionalized corruption in UP," the cables say.
This hits Mayawati below the belt! Primarily because she rose to power riding on the backs of the dalits. & With all these revelations, she is bound to be hurt.
Now, I presume, she (& her PR agency) doesn't know what WikiLeaks is about & she thinks, "This is an attempt by some foreign institution to stage an uprising against me, let me just just insult the owner & it'll be over." She does exactly that when she calls Julian Assange mad, crazy guy who should be "sent to Agra Asylum as a mental patient."
I think she had no idea that WikiLeaks is not about making up stuff about politicians (let alone Indian politicians) but it reveals the "gossip" of the American political circle.
Just today, comes the reply from Julian Assange, "
I think, the party is just getting started!