Vested interests have retrieved the video clip of an interview which Dr. Subramanian Swamy had to Doordarshan ages ago when he was not in the BJP. His observations have been selectively used and his views on the BJP, Article 370 et al gave been taken totally out of context to make it appear as if he had a visceral hatred for the BJP.
In fact, anyone who has even a nodding acquaintance with Dr. Swamy would vouch for his intense commitment to Hindutva which is the ideological underpinning of the Sangh Parivar.
Every effort was made to dig dirt on him…but all such malicious efforts came to naught.
It was his deep patriotism which egged him on to abandon a highly promising academic career at the Harvard, return to India, don Dhoti and Kurta and plunge headlong into public life. It was the RSS which spotted the immense talent of this young activist and encouraged him to join the erstwhile Bharatiya Jan Sangh to focus on economic issues. Quite early in his political career, it became very clear that Dr. Swamy had a mind of his own…he was not the one who could be made to fall in line with offers of pelf and power. He dared to cross swords with no less a leader than Atalji who ensured that Dr. Swamy isn’t allowed to have his way. It was Morarji Desai who saw the potential in Dr. Swamy and encouraged him. Dr. Swamy enjoyed an excellent rapport with other leaders like Chandrashekar, Rajiv Gandhi and PV Narasimha Rao who adored his intellectual brilliance and honesty.
Irrespective of whichever party is in power Dr. Swamy fought protracted battles against big-ticket corruption…be it the 2G Scam, Jayalalithaa’s corruption, Jet-Etihad deal, National Herald Case, etc..he fought them with legal acumen and panache. He took on powerful forces in the process. Every effort was made to dig dirt on him…but all such malicious efforts came to naught.
Since these vested interests couldn’t find anything against him, they have now pulled out a long-forgotten interview from the dusty archives of Doordarshan in a bid to embarrass him on the eve of his 80th birthday. But the RSS and the Saffron Parivar is solidly behind him..which is what is giving sleepless nights to these corporate criminals, ISI agents, and their charmless chamchas.
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