Swamy says too much fear around; ‘Fear led to emergency’

Former Janata Party leader and current BJP MP Subramanian Swamy today said that the media, and people in general, are increasingly afraid to speak the truth in political matters, and said such unhealthy fear was a major factor that enabled the emergency 45 years ago. Swamy’s comments come in the context of the Indo-Chinese skirmish, […]

‘Absolutely Deplorable’ – Subramanian Swamy on Jayant Sinha garlanding convicts

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy termed as ‘absolutely deplorable’ the action of union minister Jayant Sinha garlanding eight men held guilty of lynching a Muslim trader. “What Jayant Sinha did was absolutely deplorable, and I would call it disgusting.. if somebody has been kept in jail and just come out on bail,” Swami said in an […]

Center gives ‘secret letter’ on ED official: Swamy alleges sabotage in Aircel-Maxis case

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has expressed suspicions of an ‘internal sabotage’ of the investigations into the so-called Aircel-Maxis scam, in which the accused include former finance minister P Chidambaram and son Karthi. “BJP government at Centre, judging by today proceedings on Aircel Maxis in SC, is under internal sabotage. Have to find out who is […]

Jaitley not to withdraw defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is unlikely to withdraw the defamation case filed against Aam Aadmi Party Supremo Arvind Kejriwal, according to sources. Instead, the legal team of Arun Jaitley, himself a lawyer, will mention the matter before the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court today. Jaitley wants a legal settlement in which the allegations […]

Explore autonomy for Jammu & Kashmir – P Chidambaram

Former union home minister P Chidambaram today said India should ‘seriously consider’ giving autonomy to the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Chidambaram, who was in charge of maintaining law and order in the hill state for several years as part of his role as India’s home minister, is the head of his party’s standing committee […]

CIA biggest beneficiary of Aadhaar, says Swamy; GST not behind slowdown

BJP leader and libertarian politician Subramanian Swamy said he believes that the design of Aadhaar system exposes core data to ‘American intelligence agencies’ and expressed consternation that the government was continuing with the unique identification number scheme. Speaking to Mirror Now on the controversies around the linking of bank accounts, tax accounts and mobile numbers […]

Modi should decide on Khattar’s resignation, Subramanian Swamy

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar seems to be facing mounting pressure to step down, with BJP leader Subramanian Swamy hinting that the CM does not enjoy total support of BJP leaders. “The question of (Khattar’s) resignation has to be taken up by the prime minister, because he selected him,” said Swamy. He went on […]

Subramanian Swamy attacks Ratan Tata for investing money in Britain

Keeping up his attacks on Tata Group interim chairman Ratan Tata, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy fired yet another salvo at the veteran industrialist for investing huge amounts of money into Britain, instead of doing so in India. Tata Steel had acquired UK-based Corus for around 6.2 billion pounds in 2008, making the company the fifth […]

SC dismisses Subramanian Swamy’s petition against Arun Shourie

In a significant judgment, a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha has ruled that truth can be a valid defence in contempt of court cases, and dismissed a case filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy against journalist Arun Shourie. In his petition filed in 1990, Swamy had requested contempt of […]