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With other things to take care of, Swamy says ‘fewer tweets for a week’

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 1, 2016, 5:05 pm IST
Updated Jul 1, 2016, 5:11 pm IST
Swamy’s tweet came in wake of reports that BJP will take ‘strong action’ if he does not refrain from targeting party members.
Rajya Sabha MP and senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. (Photo: PTI)
 Rajya Sabha MP and senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, known for his infamous controversial remarks, declared on Friday that there would be fewer tweets from him for a week as he has other matters to take care of.

Swamy’s tweet comes in wake of reports that BJP is set to take “strong action” against him if he does not refrain from targeting party members and ministers. Before Prime Minister Narendra Modi ticked off Swamy, the BJP rank and file had taken a serious view of his relentless targeting of party colleagues and government officials.

On Monday, Narendra Modi had made it clear that he was in no mood to tolerate Swamy’s relentless attacks and remarks against government officials and party colleagues.

 

A senior party functionary said that the BJP has decided to take “strong action against Swamy” if he continues with his remarks against party leaders and government officials.

It was pointed out that the BJP leadership felt that Swamy was “diverting attention from the good governance of the Modi sarkar and giving the Opposition a handle to target the BJP and the government”.

Despite the warning, Swamy quoted the Bhagvad Gita to reply to the saffron wrath he has incurred. He tweeted: “The world is in general equilibrium. A small change in one parameter effects changes in all variables. So Krishna advised: Sukh Dukhe...” He has always been “difficult” to handle for his controversial remarks.

 

While he was direct in his attack on RBI governor Raghuram Rajan and the chief economic adviser to the government, Arvind Subramanian, he tacitly targeted his arch-rival, finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Speculation was rife that an annoyed Jaitley cut short his China visit and returned to India after Swamy, in a tweet, took an indirect dig at him, saying, “BJP should direct our ministers to wear traditional and modernised Indian clothes while abroad. In coat and tie they look like waiters.”

A source revealed that when the party high command decided to offer Swamy a Rajya Sabha seat, many a saffron eyebrow was raised. There was strong opposition to Swamy’s nomination as a section of party leaders argued that “given his track record, he would turn on the people who helped him”.

 

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