The WikiLeaks released diplomatic US embassy cables which had called Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, a virtual paranoid dictator who feared that she would be assassinated and added that she was very corrupt. Reportedly, she had nine cooks including two food tasters.
The cables also spoke about how the seats for elections were sold and how corruption was rampant in UP under Mayawati. She is described as a politician who acts on eccentricities, whims and insecurities. It was reported that she once dispatched a plane to fetch her favorite sandals from Mumbai.
Mayawati is furious about the WikiLeaks cables which were widely reported in the media. She described WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as him insane and suggested that he should be sent to mental asylum.