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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011
2G case: Will Chidambaram be investigated? The Supreme Court reserves judgement.
Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy wants Mr Chidambaram to be investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for failing to reign in Mr Raja. The CBI has, in the past, objected to this, stating that there is nothing to suggest that Mr Chidambaram could have acted differently, and that it is incorrect to single out a minister as culpable for Mr Raja’s actions. Mr Chidambaram’s party, the Congress, has also defended him staunchly.
Its support for Mr Chidambaram had to be considerably stepped up after a letter surfaced that was prepared by the Finance Ministry earlier this year. The note suggested that Mr Chidambaram could have enforced an auction of 2G spectrum. The fact that a section of his own government had faulted the minister led to a deafening demand for his resignation from opposition parties, led by the BJP. The politically-toxic note was also hailed as an expression of the mistrust between Mr Chidambaram and Pranab Mukherjee, the Finance Minister. After a week of an alleged civil war within the government, at a joint press conference, Mr Chidambaram and Mr Mukherjee appeared together. The Finance Minister said the note was prepared with inputs from different ministries; he did not agree with all its inferences, he said. Mr Chidambaram then said he “accepted” that statement.
The Opposition has however said the letter and its contents cannot be treated as an internal matter of the Congress.
PROTEST IN NEW YORK ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16TH
Indian American Community in the New York/NewJersey area is organizing a Protest Demonstration
Near Indian Consulate in New York City
[Corner of 64th Street and Fifth Avenue]
on Sunday, October 16th
from 12:00 to 02:00 PM.
Please join us in expressing your disgust and abhorrence against the unwarranted harassment of Dr. Subramanian Swamy, President of Janata Party and former Cabinet Minister who has emerged as the embodiment of resistance against totalitarian and corrupt system.
Today anti-corruption movement is result of Dr. Swamy efforts started as far back as 2008. He is one person out of 1.2 billion who could nail many of the culprits of the 40 billion dollar 2G scam, from Raja, Kanimozhi and many others. As his court case gets close to those at the root of those in corruption, there were inimic forces attempting to muzzle his voice and efforts.
It is alleged that under pressure from Home Mr. Chidambaram, the Delhi crime branch has registered an FIR against Dr. Swamy. Dr. Swamy cannot be cowed down by adopting vindictive attitude or dictatorial techniques. In a recent poll in The Times of India, 81% people said that Dr. Swamy is being targeted by the UPA Government for his role in the 2G spectrum scam case.
In addition to filing frivolous FIRs, Govt refuses to act on his request for housing in safer area in New Delhi to protect from Congress goons and Jihadists. Here are examples of attacks:
Aug 8, 2011: Dr. Swamy house in New Delhi was attacked by Congress workers
Feb 21, 2009: Dr. Swamy was physically attacked in Tamilnadu by lawyers right in front of High Court
Oct 25, 2008: Dr. Swamy party office was ransacked in Madurai
India is neither a Banana Republic nor a fiefdom of some Dynasty. It is a full-fledged democracy in which freedom of diverse views is constitutionally guaranteed.
Dr. Swamy is being hounded by the Governmental agencies for writing an article three months ago in which he had appealed to all the Hindus to unite against the biggest challenge of the world — Islamic terrorism. There were no communal disturbances due to the article. Calling Dr. Swamy anti-Muslim is a lie perpetrated by corrupt and opportunists. His own son-in-law is an Indian Muslim to whom is very close. Many forget that in Aug 1987, he undertook a fast-unto-death to demand an inquiry into the illegal killing of Muslim youth by Police in Hashimpura, Meerut and forced the Govt to act.
Indians need to come together to act against the corrupt who destroying the nation. You are again cordially requested to participate in the protest along with your friends.
For further information, please do not hesitate to call:
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The Economic Times:
27 Sep, 2011, 09.16AM IST, TNN
Subramanian Swamy claims threat from Congress, jihadis
NEW DELHI: After tormenting the government over 2G cases in court, Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has pointed to an enhanced security threat from Congress activists and Islamic radicals to seek a house in central Delhi for a safer environment.
The former MP recently wrote to the government stating that his success in courts and his “constructive” views on Islamic terrorism had led to an increase in threats. The situation was compounded by his living in Nizamuddin East, which is accessible to Congress workers as well as Islamic radicals.
The request is with the home ministry and is being evaluated in the light of Swamy referring to a case of vandalism at his residence which he says was organized by the Congress. The leader’s comment that Muslims be denied voting rights if they did not recognize their Hindu legacy ignited a controversy and led to demands that his assignment at Harvard be terminated.
In his letter, Swamy has said that Harvard University extended him security during travel in the US and in classrooms and also quoted a representation by retired judges, civil servants and armed forces personnel for improved protection.
Arguing that he needs safer housing, Swamy said he would like a “AB type” official residence, with a ground and first floor besides an enclosed lawn, in an area like Pandara Road, Mathura Road or Zakir Hussain Marg in central Delhi. Swamy hoped that the government has the political will to act on his request.
When contacted, Swamy told TOI, “I had received a threat letter from al-Qaida sometime back and then another letter from LTTE. I forwarded these letters (to the police).”
Who attacked Swamy’s house?
|By: Atul Krishan and Shivani Kala||Date: 2011-08-08||Place: Delhi|
His wife Dr. Roxna alleged the hooligans were Congress party workers
A group of unidentified men allegedly attacked the house of Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy in Nizamuddin area of south-east Delhi on Sunday evening. Swamy’s 38-year-old daughter, Suhasini Haider, was alone when some people, allegedly shouting slogans in favour of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, barged into the house, said Swamy’s wife Dr. Roxna. She said, “My husband is in the US. I was shopping at Khan Market and my daughter Suhasini was alone in the house.”
Under fire: Residence of Janata Party MP Subramanian Swamy at
East Nizamuddin in New Delhi on Sunday. Pic/Subhash Barolia
“Our security guard Jai Singh, a Delhi Police Head Constable, tried to stop the assailants but they overpowered him. They broke the flowerpots and tried to break our doors. My daughter called the police around 5 pm but by the time the police control room van could reach, the goons had fled,” she added.
Vandalism woes: Subramanian Swamy’s wife Dr. Roxna (far left)
and a cop at their house in New Delhi on Sunday. Pic/Subhash Barolia
When asked what could be the reason behind the attack, she said, “My husband filed the first case in the 2G scam in Supreme Court of India. I don’t know that could it be a reason behind this incident,” she said. Meanwhile, speaking to MiD DAY, additional commissioner of police, south-east, Ajay Chaudhary said the police have lodged an FIR regasding criminal trespass in this respect.
“We have lodged an FIR against unknown people under Sections 451 (house-trespass in order to commit offence) and 457 (lurking house trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) of IPC and are looking into the matter,” said Chaudhary.
A police source said recently, Swamy had written an article regarding Islamic Terror in a daily newspaper, which was not received well by the public. In the article, Swamy had asked the Muslim community to proudly declare their ‘Hindu’ ancestry and wished that India be declared a ‘Hindu Rashtra (state)’. Delhi Court had then directed Delhi Police to file a status report regarding this statement on August 16.
Earlier, Tilak Marg SHO was ordered to file the status report but now the case has been transferred to the Nizamuddin SHO. National Commission for Minorities had also issued a notice to Swamy.
The act of vandalism is ridiculous. We live in a democracy and respect free speech. If somebody wants to protest, they should use the same forum or take the party concerned to the court. But what happened was despicable. A few Muslims give a bad name to the whole community and that is what the Hindu fanatic community wants. All said and done, in my personal opinion, I do not agree with Swamy’s article at all. It was inflammatory, in bad taste and did not achieve anything. As an editor, I would not have published such an article. So, in a way, DNA acted very irresponsibly.
The article was extremely uncalled for. The method of dealing with such offensive writing, however, should be legal. We hope the law will take its own course.
BJP Steate president
The whole incident is worrisome. Proper action should be taken against the culprits. Nobody, belonging to any party, can attack a person’s home in this way. Law should take its course now. I condemn this act of vandalism
For years now, Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy has been mired in controversies. In November 2008, he wrote the first of five letters to the Prime Minister, seeking permission to prosecute A. Raja in regard to the 2G spectrum scam. The PM, however, took no action, leading Swamy to file a case on his own in the Supreme Court of India. Recently, he wrote an article in a daily newspaper, that invited sharp criticism from many quarters. In the article, he set out a programme to deal with Islamic terror, including repealing of Article 370, removing various mosques, disenfranchising non-Hindus who refuse to acknowledge their Hindu ancestry, prohibiting conversion from Hinduism to other religions and so on. National Commission for Minorities then accused him of violating IPC Section 153A.
– February 21, 2009Posted in: News
[TamilNet, Saturday, 21 February 2009, 10:00 GMT]
Chennai, 17 February, Indian Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy was manhandled and abused by a group of lawyers supporting Eelamish Freedom Fighter organization (LTTE) in a court room at the Madras High Court today. Dr. Swamy has already urged the Centre to Impose President Rule immediately in Toilet Nadu, and thus stripping the Tamil Jingoistic Chief Minister MK Karunanidhi of his Governing powers.
A group of of pro-LTTE advocates entered the court hall of Justice P K Mishra and K Chandru, while they were hearing a petition in connection with the ‘Chidambaram temple case’, in which Swamy was present to plead himself. Dr. Swamy is a Self-Loathing Tamil who hates the LTTE and does not agree that they are the SOLE REPRESENTATVES ® of the Tamil People. This Traiterous Lackey of the GoSL has been trying to stifle the Righteous Tamil Communalism that has been brewing in Toilet Nadu for many years.
Tamil Nadu - Madurai
Subramanian Swamy’s office ransacked
Saturday, Oct 25, 2008
|Eyewitnesses said the mob raised slogans against his stand on Sri Lankan issue|
— Photo: G. Moorthy
Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy’s office in Madurai, which was targeted by a mob on Friday.
MADURAI: A mob, claiming to represent Tamil Vazhakkaringar Koottamaippu (Federation of Tamil Advocates) and Puratchigara Ilaignar Munnani (Revolutionary Youth Front), on Friday ransacked the office of Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Lal Bahadur Shastri Road here.
According to eyewitnesses, the mob, carrying placards and sticks, came in a procession to the office and raised slogans against Dr. Swamy for his stand on the Sri Lankan issue. While a few entered the twin-building office premises through the gate, others scaled the wall. They stoned the building and damaged the lights, nameplate and flag mast. On entering the office, they pulled down the chairs, almirah and telephone, and attacked the Madurai rural district president of the party, S. Purushothaman.
“They were carrying footwear and broomsticks. I was attacked with sticks. Some of them were wearing white shirt and black trousers,” said Mr. Purushothaman. The mob also damaged a two-wheeler parked outside the office. A mobile phone and Rs.3000 kept at the office were missing.
One of the two buildings is used as residence by Dr. Swamy. This building, on the left side, was not targeted. Two persons, including the watchman, sustained injuries in the attack.
The police said the mob had earlier participated in a demonstration at Tallakulam where slogans were shouted against those who opposed the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The demonstration was organised by Tamil groups in protest against the military action in Sri Lanka.
The Tallakulam police arrested Pandi (58) of Tamil Desiya Iyakkam, Velmurugan and Mayalagu, students of law, in connection with the incident. Cases were filed under Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapons), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 355 (assault), 379 (theft), 452 (trespass) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code along with provisions of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.
Dr. Swamy said he would file a petition in the Madras High Court on Saturday seeking attachment of properties of the Dravidar Kazhagam till the damage was recovered. “I will also demand dismissal of the State government,” he said, while calling his office from New Delhi over phone.
Unlike UPA-I, when an enthusiastic Congress chief chased the aam admi and pursued flagship programmes vigorously, her waning interest in the second innings of the ruling coalition has compounded the problems for a scam-tainted and cornered government.
Her two-month-long sabbatical between August and September to recuperate from a surgery proved too costly for the government, as it struggled to contain the anti-corruption agitation led by social activistAnna Hazare. Party insiders believe that Sonia would not have allowed the situation to go out of control. It was her unchallenged authority over the party which forced Pranab Mukherjee and P. Chidambaram to declare a truce after a controversy over a finance ministry note on the 2G spectrum scam.
Sonia also failed to effectively intervene on the price rise front. High-level party meetings to discuss major issues became scarce, rendering rank and file confused. As the party faced a string of political crises and failed to come up with a smart strategy to dislodge the BJP governments in half-adozen key states, a planned chintan bhaitak (brainstorming session) was planned early this year but it never materialised.
Congress’ image also took a beating due to motormouth ministers and partymen who did not care to spare a thought before targeting their peers. If leaders like Mani Shankar Aiyar were allowed to get away for his vitriolic attack on Ajay Maken, Sonia had to intervene when Digvijaya Singh termed Chidambaram “intellectually arrogant”.
The disconnect between the political managers at 10, Janpath, ace troubleshooter Pranab Mukherjee and the PMO caused a complete washout of the entire winter session of Parliament over the spectrum scam.
Sonia had directed party leaders in December to set up committees to monitor implementation of flagship programmes. The panels are being set up now after almost nine months. But the Congress chief has not taken the leaders concerned to task.
AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi, sources said, on his part was reluctant to step in to provide a helping hand to his mother. Sonia, party insiders said, too careful not to create a third power centre in the UPA dispensation, wanted to confine Rahul to the Youth Congress and the NSUI.
But in the wake of Sonia’s surgery in the US, many in the party hoped that Rahul will shoulder more party responsibility. He was included in the four-member committee to monitor party affairs in his mother’s absence. But Rahul declined to step in to douse the Anna fire.
New Delhi: Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has released another US cable showing some comments made by columnist and political insider Saeed Naqvi on Rahul Gandhi, who is general secretary of the Congress party and the son of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
According to the US cable, Saeed Naqvi, in a March 1, 2005 conversation with US official Poloff, had commented on Rahul Gandhi at some length. At the same time, Naqvi had prefaced his remarks by noting that he was a personal friend of Rahul’s father, Rajiv Gandhi.
Naqvi had claimed, acording to the cable, that the word among Congress insiders, including those in the coterie surrounding Sonia Gandhi, was that Rahul would never become prime minister of India for several reasons. Naqvi told the US official that it was increasingly common knowledge that Rahul suffered from ‘personality problems’ of an emotional or psychological nature.
Naqvi had also claimed that his Congress contacts told him that Rahul failed as an MP representing Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.
The cable further says, “Naqvi told in his conversation that Rahul has done nothing for UP except to make pro-forma appearances in Amethi and he made no impression on the people of the state.
Naqvi stated that the Gandhi family always preferred that Rahul’s sister, Priyanka, enter politics, as she was judged to be more intelligent and savvy. Arguing that Sonia Gandhi is an Italian mother, and ‘like an Indian mother,’ has a protective feeling regarding her son, Naqvi speculated that Sonia apparently went against her better judgment and selected Rahul over his sister as ‘heir apparent.’
In another cable released by the whistleblower website, which was sent from the US Consulate in Chennai in June 2008 has indicated that the DMK preferred to project Sonia Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate instead of Manmohan Singh in 2009 Lok Sabha Polls.
Quoting the party’s senior strategist, retired businessman Siva Prakasam, the then US Consul General Dennis T Hopper had said that “Sonia Gandhi would be the most appealing in TN while Rahul is ‘not ready’.
VHP President writes to PM demanding Z+ category security cover for Dr. Swamy (5 October 2011)
New Delhi, 5 October 2011
Aadaraniiya Pradhan Mantri Ji,
Sadar Namaskar & Jai Sri Ram!
Your learned-self knows that Dr. Subramanian Swamy has brought out in the open many a fact and issue serving public and national interest through the Supreme Court as also his statements. The fearlessness with which he has put up his side of the matters, that undoubtedly could make some extremist elements harm him. Some recent incidents also speak volumes about this real threat perception.
There is no doubt in it that there has always been a feeling of adoration in his heart for your learned-self. I have just returned from a 23-day visit to Europe and the USA and it seems also to the overseas supporters of Dr. Subramanian Swamy that there is a grave threat to his life. Dr. Subramanian Swamy is a leading thinker of the country and, therefore, an asset of the nation, whose safeguarding is required to be ensured under all circumstances. To this effect the initiative could come from your high offices only. He deserves a secure residence and he should nevertheless be provided with ‘Z+’ category security cover. The country has no suspicions about your noble intentions and I trust that for Dr. Subramanian Swamy’s security cover you would take the earliest steps.
Thanking you for your kind consideration and in anticipation!
Yours in the service of Maa Bhaarati,
Int’l President, Vishva Hindu Parishad
Shabbir Ahmed | October 4, 2011
An FIR has been lodged against Subramanian Swamy for writing an “inflammatory article” in a newspaper recently.
|05 Oct 2011|
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
Aditya Sinha | Sunday, October 2, 2011
The other day, while TV played endless clips of Pranab Mukherjee and P Chidambaram acting as if they had just been given a spanking by the headmistress, relief arrived in the form of a promo for the new Dev Anand film, Chargesheet. It was jaw-dropping: not in the way that Rajnikanth’s high-speed head-spinning was in Endhiran, but in the way that Dev Anand still believes himself to be a stud, perhaps surpassing even Salman Khan in machismo. He even dances towards the end of the promo (I think; or perhaps he’s just lying on the ground, kicking a booze-bottle, I couldn’t tell). I wondered whether or not Dev Anand suffered this kind of demented vainglory when he starred in Hum Dono, Guide, Johny Mera Naam, Hare Rama Hare Krishna or even Des Pardes, films which led boys like me to believe he really was the archetype of hero. I wondered when Dev Anand would finally stop appearing in films (until I realised, boy, what a stupid question). And then I wondered whether or not it was this Dev Anand-type self-love which promises to keep two men going for the rest of the decade (and possibly beyond): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and BJP charioteer LK Advani. Again, I realised, silly me: what a dumb question.
Let’s face it. The prime minister will last the next 32 months, and he will be the Congress candidate for the top job in the next parliamentary elections. No, I’m not being my usual reckless ad absurdum self. Just look at the events of the past week: the PM gave a muscular press conference during his return from New York, telling journalists that Chidambaram enjoyed his confidence, that the Opposition was unnecessarily howling at the moon, and that the government would last its full term and surprise Indians with its initiatives, etc, etc. These were not the words of a man with his back to the wall, but those of a man who had just had his fill at the fountain of youth.
Then there was the Pranab-Chidambaram war that broke out into full public view. How happy Manmohan Singh must have been.
Notice that the men fighting were the very two men who are spoken of whenever there is speculation about the next Congress PM. (Only the truly naïve believe that either Defence Minister AK Antony or Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde could ever qualify for the top job.) Thus, the two men who are the only threats to Manmohan Singh stand diminished. Not just in the eyes of the Congress President, but also in the eyes of the party rank-and-file and the ordinary voter. Rumours during the past few weeks had it that Pranab saw a window of opportunity to become deputy PM closing. It is, for all purposes, now closed. He won’t be going to Rashtrapati Bhawan, which is to get a new occupant next year, either. Chidambaram may have got a breather, but there’s a Supreme Court hearing on October 10 which must be giving him sleepless nights. It would not be surprising if he eventually goes the way of former foreign minister K Natwar Singh or former Cabinet heavyweight Arjun Singh. The UPA-2 has become like a medieval court, where two powerful advisors to the monarch are made to neutralise one another. Come to think of it, wasn’t the controversial 2G note at the heart of this skirmish leaked by the prime minister’s office?
If internally there is no challenge to the PM (the party boss is perhaps too distracted by personal issues to take the job herself, and the reluctance of family members will probably increase after the party’s showing in the UP assembly polls a few months from now), there is none externally either. The BJP remains a confused party bogged down by uninspiring leadership and a Dev Anand-type whom everyone is too polite to simply ignore.
Narendra Modi may give corporate India a hard-on but he can never attain power at the Centre for his party or coalition. No wonder his party keeps mentioning the possible candidature of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar; it’s not just to keep Nitish in check but to also follow the old Indian political trick of subverting a candidate by repeatedly speculating on their name. (The only person to overcome this jinx was AB Vajpayee.) We Indians truly are like crabs in a barrel.
With no one within to challenge him and no opposition, it is a safe bet that Manmohan Singh will remain our PM till the next elections, and possibly the elections after that. He’s only 79, a full eight years younger than that other Punjabi born in Pakistan, Dharam Dev Anand. Like Dev Anand, Manmohan Singh’s best work is behind him: the implementation of PV Narasimha Rao’s economic liberalisation policy, and the con job that was the Indo-US nuclear deal. Like Dev Anand, Manmohan Singh sees himself as the clean-cut hero of the film he is in. And like Dev Anand, Manmohan Singh does not have the word ‘retirement’ in his vocabulary.
— The writer is the Editor-in-Chief, DNA, based in Mumbai