They're unlikely sparring partners. And yet, Mayawati and Julian Assange are now engaging in some not-so-friendly fire.
This morning, at a press conference, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said that the WikiLeaks cables that refer to her appear to be inauthentic. The fact that Mr Assange posted them on his website, she said, shows that he is either mentally ill or is being used by her political opponents. "He has gone mad," she said. "If there is no room to treat him elsewhere, let him come to Agra...we will find him some space at the mental asylum there."