UPA's â€˜pro-U.S. shiftâ€™ shameful: Opposition Publication of Wikileaks reports suggesting that a â€œU.S. tiltâ€ was visible in the Indian Cabinet reshuffle of 2006, today prompted the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha to allege that the pro-American shift by the UPA government was a â€œshamefulâ€ act. CPI(M) members in the Rajya Sabha raised the issue and said the Wikileaks cable quoted the U.S. Ambassador in India David C. Mulford as saying that there was â€œundeniable pro-American tiltâ€ in the then Cabinet reshuffle. The CPI-M members, led by P. Rajeeve and Brinda Karat, said Mr. Mulford had described change in the Petroleum portfolio as a â€œdetermination to ensure that U.S.-India relations continue to move ahead rapidly.â€ The matter was raised during Zero Hour by Rajeeve, who said that Mani Shankar Aiyar, seen by the U.S. as â€œcontentious and outspoken Iran pipeline advocateâ€, was replaced by â€œpro-U.S.â€ Murli Deora. He said a chain of U.S. embassy cables reveal the pro-U.S. position of the Indian government on several issues. Amid shouts of â€œshameâ€ Mr. Rajeeve said America felt the net effect of the cabinet reshuffle was â€œlikely to be excellent for the U.S. goals in India (and Iran).â€ The CPI(M) member, supported by his party colleagues as well as the BJP and Shiv Sena, said there was also a reference in the cables to the inclusion of Saifuddin Soz, Anand Sharma, Ashwani Kumar and Kapil Sibal â€œwith strong pro-U.S. credentialsâ€œ. They revealed that India was not ready to share the details of investigations into 26/11 Mumbai attack with Pakistan initially. But after continuous pressure (from the U.S.), the Home Minister agreed to share the information, he said. The U.S. quotes about â€œKerala Mafiaâ€ in PMO also provoked members to shout slogans â€œshame on the governmentâ€. They demanded a response from the government, but it was not acceded to by Deputy Chairman K. Rahman Khan. Citing rules, Mr. Khan did not allow members to seek response from the government. â€œToday members are breaking all rules. This is not the way,â€ Mr. Khan said adding the Chair cannot ask the government to respond to Zero Hour mentions.