Delhi political club, Mumbai commercial syndicate have common agenda –Target Swamyby Opinion Express August 23, 2018 0 comments
Dr. Subramanium Swamy is a target of deeper nexus between Delhi darbar and Mumbai syndicate. Despite his formidable credentials, corrupt lobbies have successfully kept him out of ministerial office during the current regime. It reminded us of the political conspiracies during Subhash Chandra Bose and Syama Prasad Mukherjee era when both the leaders were systematically phased out of the mainstream politics by a stronger cunning political and business syndicate. Surprisingly, RSS has endorsed his candidature yet it was blocked successfully. Prime Minister Modi has done tremendous hard work single handedly without any talent in the cabinet with exception of few but he is a human being with limitations too. The results of upcoming general elections will show the shortcoming in the approach of governance that people expected while voting for Narendra Modi in 2014. Personally, I don’t like his approach of targeting individuals but his commitment to national interest is beyond any doubt. Swamy’s lack of fear has its basis in his uncompromising honesty. “I cannot be bought off, and both the netas and industrialists know that. So no one offers me anything,” he says with a smile. Seeing some skepticism, he adds: “If I had done anything wrong, I would have been in prison long ago.” He has a point, since he’s under scrutiny by industry and politicians, both seeking to bring him down. That they haven’t succeeded so far proves his contention. Despite Swamy’s formidable intellectual abilities and personal integrity, he has failed to capitalize it in political arena. His open arm approach, simple going attitude and blunt speeches have been an obstacle in scaling the political ladder of India’s apex power zone. Swamy is largely misunderstood by his own party leaders due to insecurities that they carry within themselves. Today Swamy is perhaps the most popular leader in India after Narendra Modi. The RSS being the ideologue of BJP have realized the value of Dr Swamy and it was RSS in 2014 that forced BJP leadership to welcome Dr Swamy in party to gain pan India footprint. It was RSS that forced the BJP leadership to offer Rajya Sabha seat to Dr Swamy in 2016 in spite of huge resentment within the BJP leadership opposed to the entry of Swamy in the upper house of Parliament. Dr. Subramanian Swamy is a lone warrior who is fighting alone for many battles in the national interest. As we are approaching the next general elections in 2019, BJP leadership must introspect how badly they have missed the services of Swamy? Yet again, the sad story of Subhash Chandra Bose and Syama Prasad Mookerjee is replicated in modern times. The world class economist, seasoned politician, trained diplomat and anti–corruption crusader is left alone to fight the epic battle on his own for his countrymen. However, Swamy is confident that in this battle of right and wrong, he will have the last laugh. We have included a short interview with Dr Swamy with the cover article that gives an overall perception of his personality and thought process, it is a must read.
Another interesting political story building up in Delhi is the that former President of India and perhaps the most competent political leader of present times Pranab Mukherjee is playing a significant role in bringing non-Congress, non-BJP leaders together to form an alternative front ahead of 2019. He was surprisingly invited as the chief guest at RSS event recently. Pranab Mukherjee has sent out signals that he is not a write-off just yet. While many are stumped in the Congress party, the move is seen as a clear indication that former first Citizen Mukherjee is asserting an identity independent of the Congress, his party of over five decades. Recently various political heavy weights across party lines have confirmed that the 82-year-old is playing a significant role in bringing non-Congress, non-BJP leaders together to form an alternative front ahead of 2019. Some of those leaders went as far as to pitch the former president as a potential prime ministerial candidate in 2019.
—Prashant Tewari , Editor-in-Chief