The former National Security Adviser, M.K. Narayanan, on Tuesday said he had nothing to say about the WikiLeaks cables reported in The Hindu.

Responding to questions put by this correspondent over telephone on the WikiLeaks disclosures that Mani Shankar Aiyar was replaced by Murli Deora as Petroleum Minister under U.S. pressure, Mr. Narayanan, now West Bengal Governor, said “Americans can say anything,” adding he had no idea about it.

Asked about the alleged “Keralite mafia in the PMO,” Mr. Narayanan sarcastically commented: “Keralites can be a mafia or not. We are all appointed by them [government].”

Mr. Narayanan was on a pilgrimage to Sabarimala.

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