Senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has commented that he is against the economic and foreign policy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Swamy, who has been a critic of the economic policies of the government, has hit out at the PM this time, saying Modi was not the king of India.
The user had tweeted that Swamy was perhaps bitter for not being given a ministry of his choice. Swamy said that he was in fact “anti-Modi” for a different reason: he is against Narendra Modi’s economic and foreign policies. Swamy said that he was ready to “debate” about this with anyone responsible.
“I am anti-Modi policies for the economy & foreign policy and I am ready to debate with any responsible (sic) on it. Have you heard about participatory democracy? Modi is not King of India,” Swamy tweeted in reply to a tweet by a user.
The former union cabinet minister blamed External Affairs Minster S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval for the “mess” India is in. “Will the bureaucrat duo Jaishankar and Doval ever apologise to the nation for the mess they have landed India in the international scene? They were given a free hand because Modi trusts politicians not peer-level politicians. Now we in a mess with all our neighbours,” Swamy tweeted.
On June 28 this year, Swamy had said that he has nothing personal against PM Modi. “Some friends ask me why having supported Modi, I am now personally against him. That is not correct. I do not ever go personal per se as his ABs and GBs do. Wrong policies & postures which are counter to BJP’s ideology have to be debated openly since party forums are moribund,” Swamy tweeted.
Subramanian Swamy languished as a lone ranger for years in a single-member Janata Party until he was absorbed into the BJP in 2013. He has been a prominent litigant against several alleged corrupt public servants and organisations, highlighting the issues and making them part of the national discourse. He fought in the courts against late J Jayalalithaa, the Hashimpura massacre, alleged wrongdoers in the 2G spectrum case like A Raja, the INC dynasty in the National Herald case, etc. On the flip side, he has also worked against the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, making it fall after its first year in office with the help of his one-time bugbear Jayalalithaa and Sonia Gandhi whom he has been campaigning against now for over a decade.