WikiLeaks: US felt removal of Shivraj Patil was inevitable after 26/11

After 26/11, the US felt that the removal of “spectacularly inept” Shivraj Patil as home minister was inevitable although he had been “protected” by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi despite being found “asleep on the watch” during earlier terror strikes in various cities.

According to a US diplomatic cable made public by WikiLeaks, the then US ambassador David Mulford said Congress was “desperately seeking to limit the damage” as it was in a “deep political trouble” over its handling of the Mumbai attacks on November 26, 2008.

“In this environment, removal of the home minister was inevitable. He has over the last four years proved himself to be spectacularly inept,” the cable said.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/WikiLeaks-US-felt-removal-of-Shivraj-Patil-was-inevitable-after-26/11/articleshow/7122766.cms

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