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Manmohan Singh leaks list of new Ministers to WikiLeaks

19, Jan 2011 By Pagal Patrakar

New Delhi. In a first sign of open rebellion against Congress high command, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is reported to have handed over the list of new Cabinet Ministers to WikiLeaks. This list was provided to him by Sonia Gandhi yesterday and Manmohan Singh was expected to sign the papers and submit it in 10 Janpath by today afternoon, but instead he chose to send the list to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.

“Yes, I have received a list with some funny sounding names that also sound familiar,” Assange confirmed, talking exclusively to Faking News on Skype, “I don’t know, either I have read those names in newspapers or the Swiss Bank accounts list that was submitted to me a couple of days back.”

Sonia Gandhi with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh
Sonia Gandhi had given the list to Manmohan Singh

Assange refused to divulge the names of those on the list, as he claimed that his editors would first verify the list for authenticity before making it public.

When pointed out by Faking News that the list would anyway become public in few hours after cabinet reshuffle in Delhi, Assange replied, “Big deal!”

“As if this list is going to change anything in India or the world; I’d rather concentrate on that Swiss Bank list,” he added.

Meanwhile back in India, Congress leaders have expressed shock and “disgust” at such a move by the Prime Minister, which was taken without consulting Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi.

Mani Shankar Aiyar, a staunch loyalist of the party and the “family”, questioned the “secularism” of Dr. Singh post such a move. Later he changed “secularism” to “patriotism” and “integrity” before finally settling for “protocol” after persistent cross questioning by Faking News.

But Congress sources indicate that the party may not take any disciplinary action against Dr. Singh yet as it could mean installing someone else as Prime Minister at a time when everything was appearing fucked-up in the country due to rising inflation and regular scams.

“It’d be disaster to have Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Minister at this time, while making someone else the PM now would mean Rahul Gandhi’s current RAC (Reservation Against Cancellation or Rule At Choice) status goes back to WL (Wait List) status,” an expert pointed out.