Monthly Archives: October 2011

Barmaid and her mafia in jitters! Swamy’s Bangalore meeting successful. More programs follow

Dr Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday ( 19th October 2011) addressed a Public Meeting at Bangalore at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on‘Hidden Facts About 2G Spectrum’ organised by Youth Against Corruption.

The response received from the public was overwhelming, there was no place inside the auditorium and twice the hall capacity was waiting outside.

The public also cheered and gave Dr Swamy a standing ovation.

The publicity in the newspapers has been very good, reproduced below is the news in the Bangalore edition of DNA.

Dr Swamy’s campaign against corruption continues with such Public meeting organised by various organisations in various parts of India.

Some of the upcoming events are 

Sunday 23rd October   Jammu

Sunday 6th November Kolkatta  evening around 
                                                           4 p.m.  at the 
                                                           The  West 
Bengal                                                      National University of Juridical Science,Salt Lake City, Kolkatta

Thursday 10th November Pune   Venue: Tilak Smarak Mandir, evening 5.30 p.m.

Saturday 12th November – Ahmedabad organised by Bharatiya Vichar Manch, Gujarat chapter evening 7 p.m.  
                                                 at Bhaikaka Bhavan Hall,Law Garden ,Ahmedabad.

Sunday 20th November     Bangalore at 6 p.m. discussion of Rajiv Malhotra’s Latest Book, venue to be decided

List is just indicative and more are being added……….

Thanks for your support and cooperation. 

Please inform your friends and for more details contact Jagdish Shetty on Mobile +919820052249 or email

Powerful protest in support of Dr. Subramanian Swamy, near Indian Consulate, New York

Powerful protest in support of Dr. Subramanian Swamy, near Indian Consulate, New York

Link to watch more pictures of Protest by Arish Sahani


A Protest Demonstration was successfully organized by Indian Americans under the banner of Indian American Intellectuals Forum, Save India from Corruptions and several other associations in New York on Sunday, October 16th, to express their disgust and abhorrence against the unwarranted harassment of Dr. Subramanian Swamy, President, Janata Party and a prominent Indian leader who has emerged as the embodiment of resistance against totalitarian and corrupt system.

The protesters, many of whom flew from Chicago and drove 250-300 miles from neighboring states, carried banners saying “Sonia Gandhi – Shame, Shame”, “Down with Sonia Gandhi”, and Save Dr. Swamy – Save Indian Democracy”. They shouted slogans: “Mother of Corruption – Sonia Gandhi”, “Sonia Gandhi – Fake Gandhi” and “Congress Hatao – Desh Bachao”.

A copy of the Memorandum submitted to the Consulate General of India, New York was distributed to the media. The Memorandum, inter alia, said that:

India is neither a Banana Republic nor a fiefdom of any Dynasty. It is a full-fledged and vibrant democracy in which freedom of diverse views is constitutionally guaranteed to all the citizens.

Dr. Swamy is being hounded by the Governmental agencies for exposing corruption in high places and for writing an article three months ago in an Indian newspaper in which he had expressed his views as to how to solve the problem of Islamic terror in India. In that article he had also appealed to all the Hindus to unite against the challenge of Islamic terrorism.

“It is a matter of great regret and shame that truthful, bold and honest Indian leaders like Dr. Subramanian Swamy are being threatened by Congress volunteers and Jihadists”, the Memorandum stated.

The Memorandum also listed the series of attacks on Dr. Swamy’s residence, office and on him in Madurai.

“The intent behind all the above insidious activities is to muzzle Dr. Swamy’s voice, vilify him in the eyes of public and ultimately put him in jail”.

Narain Kataria, one of the organizer of the Protest said that “We are afraid that once Dr. Swamy is put in jail, sinister attempts would be hatched to immobilize him physically as well as mentally for ever.”

The protest was recorded and broadcast live on worldwide net. It has been seen by thousands of people and can be watched at:

Narain Kataria
Arish Sahani
Satya Dosapati

Organizers of the Protest

2G scam: No sleep till Chidambaram’s arrest, says Subramanian Swamy

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh might have given him a reprieve in the 2G spectrum scam, but it is temporary and there is no way Union home minister P Chidambaram could escape from the long arm of law, said Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday.
He was delivering a lecture on ‘Hidden Facts About 2G Spectrum’ organised by the Youth Against Corruption.

“I won’t sleep till Chidambaram is arrested,” said the Janata Party president whose legal and investigative work has fuelled prosecution of the various accused in the Rs1.76 lakh crore 2G scam.

Terming former Union telecom minister A Raja as a small fry in the big scam, Swamy said Chidambaram is the mastermind who guided Raja through the 2G spectrum allocation deal.
Describing the Rs1.76 lakh crore scam as the biggest in the world, he put the amount that was paid as bribes to key players in the scam at Rs60,000 crore.

“Poor Raja got just Rs5,000 crore, Chidambaram got a pocket money of Rs5,000 crore, former chief minister of Tamil Nadu M Karunanidhi was paid Rs14,000 crore and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi got a whopping Rs36,000 crore,” he said.

Explaining the hard work that he put in for ferreting out relevant documents and files to expose the scam, Swamy said he had strong evidence to nail Chidambaram too.

“Chidambaram has stashed away Rs50,000 crore in foreign banks. It was Chidambaram who guided Raja in framing the guidelines for spectrum allocation. He cannot escape. I will not sleep till Chidambaram is arrested,” he said.

Citing the Tamil Nadu connection of all those who are facing the music from CBI, Swamy hinted at Sonia, too, getting into trouble. “It is better the jail authorities in Tihar be ready to make pizzas and spaghetti,” he said taking a dig at her Italian origin.

The 2G spectrum licences, which were sold at a throwaway price, were later sold by the allottees for prices eight to 13 times the cost they bought it. The country lost revenue of about Rs1.76 lakh crore.
“It is not just about money, the scam has put the country’s security and economy at great risk,” he said.

One of the companies had links with global terrorist Dawood Ibrahim who is hiding in Pakistan and another company had close association with the Chinese army.

“The allotment has put India’s security at great risk as in the event of a war, Indian military communications could be jammed,” he said.

The hawala racket is being used to route the bribe to foreign bank accounts and most of the hawala agents have Pakistani connection. The huge money is then being brought back for investing in the country’s stock market. Swamy cited the frequent upheavals in stock market to this hawala influence.

“This has ruined our stock markets, led to huge inflation, thus making the life of millions of poor and middle class Indians miserable,” he said.

He wanted all the 2G licences cancelled. Swamy expressed confidence that the court would do it if the UPA government failed.


Rahul not qualified to be PM: Swamy

Agencies Posted online: Thu Oct 20 2011, 13:50 hrs

Bangalore : Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy said that Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi is not qualified to become Prime Minister, as he still has Italian citizenship.
Addressing an anti corruption seminar here, Swamy said: “There are a few more things about him, which are about to come out. I cannot divulge them as of now because my investigations are not yet over.

“They prove my statements in the same way when I had earlier said that Sonia Gandhi cannot be the Prime Minister and she could not become so. Later she gave the statement that she gave away that post. But he (Rahul) cannot become one himself as well. It will be better for all of them if they go back to Italy,” he added.

Recently there has been debate regarding the issue that Rahul Gandhi may be the Congress party’s Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections in opposition to BJP leader Narendra Modi who is touted to be the Opposition’s choice for the post.

Swamy also said that the recent attacks on social activists like Prashant Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal were being done by people who were desperate to get some media attention.

“Kejriwal’s attacker has been a member of the Congress in Jhansi for many years. Such people receive prominence as their names come in the papers. People keep doing these kinds of things. My opinion is that these people should get strict punishments and then such incidents will not happen in the future,” he said.

Swamy further said that he did not see the Jan Lokpal Bill getting passed under the rule of the Congress Party.

“I think with the Congress will not believe anything till it happens. And Congress stands to lose a lot if the Jan Lokpal Bill is passed,” he said.

SC reserves judgement on Investigating Chidambaram. Dr.Swamy says Govt had no case

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Hail! Victory to Mahavir Arjuna Dr. Swamy in the SC today – V. Sundaram


The greatest moment for Dr.Subaramanian Swamy in his Dharm Yudh against the Asuric and Kaurava Forces of Himalayan Corruption of Firangi Memsahib Sonia Gandhi and Pa Chidambaram will arrive at 2 pm today (Monday, 10thOctober 2011) when Dr.Swamy will be presenting his Final Arguments for Supreme Court Sanction of CBI Probe of the active and direct involvement of Pa Chidambaram in the 2G Spectrum Mega Fraud Case.
I have no doubt that the Supreme Court, based on the unassailable documents and records placed by Dr.Swamy before the Court, would direct the CBI to start an immediate investigation into the questionable, nefarious and dubious participation of Pa Chidambaram, in collusion with Former Telecom Mini8ster A.Raja, in the 2G Spectrum fraud.
Dr.Subramanian Swamy is the most resplendent symbol of the spirit of the helpless millions of India today in their fight against the gargantuan corruption of UPA II Government in general and that of Firangi Memsahib Sonia Gandhi and Pa Chidambaram in particular.
When the millions of undivided Bengal were fighting against the tyranny of the Regime of Lord Curzon and when Police let loose brutal violence against an unarmed population who were protesting against the Partition of Bengal in Barisal Town in East Bengal in 1906, Shi Aurobindo wrote as follows against British Colonial Tyranny and Terror in India in his Journal “Bande Mataram’.
“Tyrants have tried but have they have ever succeeded in repressing the natural love of Freedom in Man? Repressed, it has grown in strength; crushed under the heel of the tyrant, it has assumed myriad forms and in successive incarnations gained in strength and inspiration from repeated failures and endless suffering, it has arisen finally, to overthrow its oppressor for good; this is the teaching of History; this is the Message of Humanity. But like the scriptural adder, tyrannies have eyes but they see not, have ears but they hear not, and the universal teaching of History and the Eternal Message of Humanity are both lost on them. And thus the Car of Progress has, through Human Folly and Perversity to wade through Blood and Ruin on Earth.”
Dr.Swamy’s message to each Indian today is this: Fervent nationalism is my religion which is based on Sanatana Dharma. What I seek for my countrymen is Liberty and Liberation from the soul-destroying Cancer of Corruption of the UPA II Government today. Let us all unite with heroism and rejoicing to offer to our Motherland—Bharath Mata—into the seven leaping tongues of YAGNA, all that we are and all that we have, feeding the Fire of Patriotism and Nationalism even with our Blood and Lives and Happiness of our nearest and dearest; for our beloved Motherland a Goddess who loves not a maimed and imperfect sacrifice, and Freedom was never won by a grudging giver.
Sister Nivedita (1867-1911) gave this Clarion call to the battered people of undivided Bengal during the Swadeshi Movement in 1906: “Age succeeds age in India, and even the voice of the Mother calls upon Her children to worship Her with new offerings, with renewal of their own greatness. Today she cries for the offering of Nationality. Today she asks, as a household Mother of the strong whom she has borne and bred, that we show to Her, not gentleness and submission, but manly strength and invincible might. Today she would that we play before Her with the sword. Today she would find Herself the Mother of a hero-clan. Today does she cry once more that she is hungered, and only by lives and blood of the crowned kings of men, can the citadel be saved.”

2G case: Will Chidambaram be investigated? The Supreme Court reserves judgement.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has reserved its order on whether Home Minister P Chidambram should be investigated in connection with the telecom scam that unfolded in 2008. At the time, Mr Chidambaram was Finance Minister.The telecom scam was allegedly masterminded by A Raja, while he was Telecom Minister. Ignoring advice from multiple departments and ministries, Mr Raja decided not to auction second-generation or 2G spectrum. Instead, the precious resource was bundled into licenses which Mr Raja sold at a pittance to companies who were reportedly ineligible for them.Mr Raja has been in jail since February.

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, Oct. 16, 2011 against unwarranted harassment of Dr. Swamy by totalitarian and corrupt Govt. of India


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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:


Narain Kataria

(718) 478-5735

Arish Sahani

(718) 271-0453

Satya Dosapati

(732) 939-2060

Gaurang Vaishanav

(732) 744-0851

Arun Joshi

(732) 820-0170

Patanjali Rambrich

(718) 496-0416

Surinder Verma

(516) 343-3636

Nand Lal Ramsinghani

(718) 651-9635

Subhash Arora

(718) 424-4204

Dr. Raj Gupta

(718) 539-5053

Meena Gulati

(212) 662-3151

Arvind Sant

(718) 979-6144

Pabitra Chaudhury

(718) 853-3091

Dr. Vasu Chikkatur Murthy

(516) 209-4843

Dr. Babu Suseelan


Bidyut Sarkar

(212) 673-5628

Ram Sakhrani

(718)  445-3135

Raju Nanoo

(718) 740-7226

Radha Raman Upadhyaya

(718) 465-3953

Ramesh Gathoria

(718) 888-7804

Dr. Indrasena Reddy

(732) 770-2448

Prasad Yelamanchi

(630)  418-1122

Manesh Dave

(516) 775-8066

Kamal Malhotra

(347) 944-1481

Kamal Pandey

(347) 835-0438

Lalit Shorey

(718)  343-0012

Ravindra Kolhapure

(646) 322-03827

Lata Sidhwani

(516) 437-2238

Pushap Churra

(718) 962-0180

Rajindra Bhagat

(718) 591-1420

Kishore Malik

(516) 798-4600

Dr. Sudhakar Reddy

(212) 683-6592

Ramana Moorthy

(516) 796-2735

Sher Bahadur Singh

(718) 470-0345

Guru Vayurappan

(908) 244-3258

Vikram Nair

(718) 343-1660

Raja & Rajyalaxmi

(609) 936-0263

Ramesh Narayanan





The Economic Times:

27 Sep, 2011, 09.16AM IST, TNN

Subramanian Swamy claims threat from Congress, jihadis

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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.”

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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.

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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.

Quote unquote
Suhel Seth
Political commentator
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.

Manish Tewari
Congress spokesperson

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.

Vijendra Gupta
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

Courting controversies
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.

Dr. Subramanian Swamy Rightfully Assaulted by Eelamish Lawyers

– 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.

The Hindu

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.




Sonia, Rahul fail to control UPA govt, Cong drift – IndiaToday

Sonia is battling health problems while Rahul is reluctant to step in.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi‘s waning magic and Rahul Gandhi‘s reluctance to take the plunge has exacerbated the drift both in the UPA-II government and the Congress party.

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.