It’s a known fact that Dr. Swamy was not supported by the present Government in his fight against Corruption and the Ram Janmabhoomi case.
Even in court proceedings, Dr.Swamy had no backing. In fact, bottlenecks were created within by a few elements to protect and safeguard the past regime’s corrupt officials. Many a time, the Government appointed lawyer would fail to show up!
The 2G case and its judgment during the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) period in the public domain; the Govt officers failed to perform their duties of presenting a watertight case. A few of the Govt. officers had connections with 2G scam accused and a deep-rooted conspiracy to weaken the prosecution prevailed.
Dr. Swamy singlehandedly fought UPA‘s corruption charges in the 2G case prior to 2014 and got a favourable judgment from the Supreme Court in which the spectrum licenses got canceled. The same trend did not reflect in the 2G case judgment during the NDA period. The case collapsed in the Special Court with all accused being acquitted and an adverse comment by the Honourable Judge on the prosecution’s role in presenting evidence during the trial. Now the matter is on appeal in the High Court and it is hoped that justice will be delivered this time.
Even in the Ram Janmabhoomi case, Dr.Swamy had to face difficulties due to opposition from within the Govt.
Ex FM P Chidambaram‘s investigation on multiple corruption cases was internally sabotaged during the 2014 – 2019 period. Crucial information from Govt agencies was leaked to the accused to counter moves. In this matter, Dr. Swamy was determined to take on the Ex FM P Chidambaram all alone and submitted new crucial evidence of Karti Chidambaram‘s Foreign bank accounts, Foreign Properties, Foreign investments, details of corruption, etc. Only after the general election of 2019, has the case moved positively and now an indisputable case is framed against the accused.
When you review the National Herald case which Dr. Swamy filed prior to 2014, he didn’t have any backing from BJP led NDA after it came to power. It was like a One Man Army taking on the mighty Gandhi Family and their squad which was the ruling party then. The case is based on documentary evidence which presented their wrongdoings and the outcome is likely by the first half of the next year.
Even in the Ram Janmabhoomi case, Dr.Swamy faced difficulties due to opposition from within the Govt. They systematically opposed Dr. Swamy’s role for its early hearing in the case. They wanted him out and ignored his valid plea on faith & fundamental right to pray. Mis-guided Govt affidavit was submitted during the proceedings. In fact, Govt had no role in the Ram Janmabhoomi case.
Eventually, Dr. Swamy’s hard work paid off with the Supreme Court listing hearing and the final judgment, in favor of the Hindus.
Dr. Swamy’s role in the fight against Corruption and the Ram Janmabhoomi case should be appreciated and lauded. He is a true Corruption Crusader and Hindu Hriday Samrat.
1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.