11:11pm, 28th June, 2016
In the olden times, in every war, there used to be war elephants who thrashed enemies without mercy. But these elephants had a problem, after a while they get into musth and become mad. They run anywhere and sometimes turn on their own army, breaking their own lines. Although, Subramanian Swamy cannot be compared with an elephant, his occasional bouts can be compared with its musth.
Nominated Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy is known for his “news boiling” statements and his long love of opposing elected governments. Recently he came to news again when he started a proxy war against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Mr. Swamy’s first attack was on the Ex-RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, and recently after Rajan quit, it seemed like Mr. Swamy won the first round of his battle against the Finance minister but on June 27, 2016 in an interview with Times Now’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, Prime Minister Modi, without taking the name criticized Mr. Swamy’s allegation on Ex-RBI Governor by saying “My experience with him has been good and I appreciate the work that he has done. He is no less patriotic. He loves India. Wherever he will work, he will work for India and he is patriotic,”
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Prime Minister also gave his message loud and clear by defending the Finance Minister and mentioning that such statements for publicity will not be tolerated, he said “whether it is in my party or not, I think such things are inappropriate. This fondness for publicity is never going to do any good to the nation. People should conduct themselves with utmost responsibility. If anybody considers himself above the system, it is wrong.”
“What do I have to do with what Jaitley said or did not say? I speak to the Prime Minister and the (BJP) party president when required.” – Swamy.
Earlier this month Mr. Swamy bombarded a lot of tweets against the Finance Minister and his officers in the Ministry. Which made Mr. Jaitley upset and he recently tweeted “An unfair and false attack on a disciplined civil servant in the Finance Ministry”. He also said, “The government has full confidence in chief economic advisor Mr. Arvind Subramanian. His suggestions from time to time are of great value. The party has said that we don’t share Mr. Swamy’s view…The constraints of their offices prevent some people (the CEA) from responding.”
However, Mr. Swamy in his own style tweeted back, “What do I have to do with what Jaitley said or did not say? I speak to the Prime Minister and the (BJP) party president when required.” Although Prime Minister Modi clearly chose his side by supporting Mr. Jaitley, and it was very obvious too, as BJP might not have forgotten Mr. Swamy’s famous tea party in 1999 that led to the downfall of Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government where he hosted Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi as the guest of honor (Yes! Sonia Gandhi) and according to Tamil Nadu CM and AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa, the sole idea of the Party was to bring down the one-year-old and first ever elected Hindu nationalist government.
Aggressive tweets of Mr. Swamy confirm his ambitions of becoming Finance Minister. This fight between the two eminent Leaders of BJP is getting interesting day by day, what do you think, where will it end?