Monthly Archives: December 2011

Foreign inspired conspiracy of Ms. Sonia G and Rahul G to make PM resign. PM and FM should Indianise Congress – Dr. Swamy

December 31, 2011

Statement of Dr. Subramanian Swamy,

President of the Janata Party.

The foreign inspired conspiracy of Ms Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi to destroy the credibility of their own appointed Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, by engineering the Lokpal Bill fiasco in the Rajya Sabha on December 29th requires to be condemned as treachery. Dr. Manmohan Singh should recall the other fiasco of the FDI-Walmart Retail Trade proposal, and this December 29th fiasco in the Rajya Sabha are a move to make him resign and to make way for the intellectually moribund Rahul Gandhi as PM. National interest now requires both the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister Mr. Pranab Mukherjee to come together and Indianise the Congress party.

A Roman Catholic clique of advisers of Sonia Gandhi are seeking to radicalize the situation in the country to enable a takeover of the levers of power in their grasp. The danger then is that India’s long unbroken civilization may be ruptured and a concubine westernized culture imposed. Hence I urge both Dr. Manmohan Singh and Mr. Pranab Mukherjee to make a New Year’s Resolution that they will work together to Indianise Congress and take necessary steps for this purpose so that this aim can be achieved by 15th August of 2012. Both these leaders should come to an understanding as to who then will be the Prime Minister and who will be the President of India. Patriotic MPs who represent the overwhelming majority in the Parliament will rally behind such a combination. The operational details of this plan will be worked out after the forthcoming UP elections and during the Budget session and be implemented before the Rashtrapati election in July 2012.

( SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY )

Obituary – Anna Hazare Movement!

When Dr.Subramanian Swamy exposed the 2G corruption and went to the court to get the criminal ministers packed off to Tihar, the Congress realized that there was a surge in anger of the people against them. The Tamilnadu election exposed this truth so vehemently. They saw the danger writ large on the wall if Dr. Swamy were to succeed in the court. And in a bid to stem the gathering danger they set in motion the talk of how to thwart corruption rather than catch and punish the criminals. Thus was born Anna Hazare and his Lokpal movement! It was Gandhi-cap, national flag and even Sonia Gandhi writing to Anna all like the ‘independence movement’!

There were in our midst some true nationalists who were quite upset with the turn of events. Ramdev saw the danger of the criminals who steal national wealth and stashing it abroad escaping in the fashion of Quantarocchi and so this Saadhu began to set out on his own to keep the focus of the people on the criminals particularly Sonia and her mafia that her kept press and political goons were trying to blunt. So he set out on a fast unto death refusing to be cajoled into submission. The reaction of the Italian Mafia was quick and vehement. The Delhi police in thousands ruthlessly unleashed their violence at ‘mindnight Jalianwallah Baag’ at Ramlila Maidan. Ramdev was hounded and banished from Delhi.

Sonia’s whipping of the danda only increased people’s anger further. She took sick leave and tried to gain some sympathy(!) through her kept press. Yet the people’s disappointment and frustration was seen in the internet even as the kept press monopolised the spreading of the goebellian lies in their domain. The Congress realized that there is a new need for a new tactic. So Anna Hazare was goaded to act, this time in great frenzy and festoon! The greatest thamaasha of it all was while Anna fasted people at the Maidan were feasted and there were drums, songs and dance as if it is something to rejoice and celebrate of course with the flaunting of gandhi caps and national flags! Then again it ended with a great promise of enactment of a new law.

So on to the parliament to enact the law! Yes, the law that the Congress don’t want nor what the people do like. There was this ‘great’ controversy of the Anna Hazare stealing the rights of parliament while members of Anna Team being vilified as stealers and corrupters. And finally when it reached the Parliament the people witnessed how the legislators of all hues have tried one-upmanship against each other to produce the biggest nothing. The Indian parliament once again stood exposed as the gang of criminals who are bent upon cheating the people.

At the very moment Anna Hazare Movement died an ignoble death! After all he has already served his purpose to his masters and had to be disbanded!

The story of Subramanian Swamy: A political mystery

Another grudging eulogy.  The writer tries to impress that Hajpayee is something of a Dharmaputhra.  Far from it.  Hajpayee was the most deceitful scoundrel who betrayed Hindus,  appeased the Talibans and served Sonia well.  Hell awaits this rascal.

Janamejayan

First Post staff

Dec 29, 2011

If there was no It’s Subramanian Swamy, someone would have to invent him. Inveterate rabble-rouser and unabashed publicity hound, his long storied political career is the stuff of Jeffrey Archer novels. Conspiracies abound, as do betrayals, reversals, and comebacks.

Tehelka‘s Ashok Malik pulls together the many colourful details in an exhaustive cover story that doesn’t break new ground, but paints an engaging portrait of a political riddle [Do check out the full story here]:

At the end of the day, Swamy is trusted by few but ignored by even fewer. He can plug into extremely diverse social groups — serious economists, the loony right, the Janata parivar, the TamBrahm fraternity. He can hold both Ram Setu and N Ram close to his heart (or profess to). For all his right-wing politics, the Hindu has been a loyal platform and publisher. His dogs have come from N Ram’s litter, as indeed have Sonia Gandhi’s dogs

Canine pedigrees aside, Malik also charts Swamy’s long history of conflict with powers-that-be in his academic career, from Delhi School of Economics to IIT-Delhi to Harvard – often with just cause. He still has a case pending against IIT – which sacked him and his wife on the basis of a stray remark by Mrs Gandhi – “for a claim of salary arrears for the 1972-91 period, which he wants with 18 percent interest.”

Subramaniam Swamy. PTI
There’s also the other Swamy with slippery allegiances and a taste for low intrigue. For all his loathing for the present-day Gandhis, his most bitter feud was with Atal Behari Vajpayee who refused to let him into the BJP. “He reacted by abusing Vajpayee, questioning his personal life and accusing him of collaborating with Indira Gandhi,” and later in 1999, worked with Sonia Gandhi to bring the Vajpayee government down. An ill-advised bit of political intrigue for which he paid a high price in the years he’s spent in political wilderness.

According to Tehelka, Swamy is in the midst of yet another comeback, reinventing himself as an anti-corruption crusader with impeccable Hindutva and anti-Gandhi family cred. And even as he courts the hard Hindu right, Swamy may be holding out for that still-elusive invitation from the BJP:

So is the exile about to end? BJP President Nitin Gadkari has told party colleagues he is “highly impressed” with Swamy and wants to send him to the Rajya Sabha. Not everybody in the upper echelons of the BJP agrees. Others in the NDA have not been consulted.

Swamy has won over LK Advani and persuaded the RSS and the VHP. Former RSS chief KS Sudarshan, VHP doyen Ashok Singhal and Advani confidant S Gurumurthy have been his advocates. The BJP’s so-called second generation has been resisting. When Advani mooted the idea at a meeting in 2005, the late Pramod Mahajan is believed to have remarked, “Advaniji, aren’t there enough Subramanian Swamys in the party for you to want to bring in the original?”

Then again, can there be more than one Subramanian Swamy? We think not.

You can read Malik’s delightful essay, “Don Chaotic: The Beastly Beatitudes of Subramanian S“, in its entirety on the Tehelka website.

http://www.firstpost.com/politics/the-story-of-subramaniam-swamy-a-political-mystery-168178.html

Black not beautiful; 11 ways to fight corruption – Dr. Swamy.

Tihar jail VIPs: 21 – J. Gopikrishna

Black not beautiful
SATURDAY, 24 DECEMBER 2011 19:22 PIONEER

By Subramanian Swamy : President of the Janata Party, the writer has been a vocal anti-corruption campaigner

Corruption in India is a major concern because of the mind boggling amounts of money illegally appropriated in the Satyam, IPL, CWG and 2G Spectrum scams. India today has one of the most corrupt governance. The unanimous worldwide view is that corruption is no more the tolerable grease or speed money in any system, but a cancer that will cause death of a society unless cured early.

Although ancient India had won the admiration of visiting monks, historians and traders as a nation of honest citizens, we have lost that reputation. Global watchdog, Transparency International Index of Corruption, shames us in India’s rankings. Our citizens’ illegal bank deposits in tax havens abroad are the highest for citizens of any nation — as high as $1.5 trillion. Though India is a signatory to the UN Convention Against Corrupt, it is yet to ratify it. The Convention came into force on December 14, 2005 when 38 nations ratified it. Its asset recovery provision is appealing. Yet, India is yet to sign.

Corruption misallocates resources from the meritorious to the unworthy, most transactions then lead to sub-optimally produced sub-standard goods and services, which would not otherwise have been sold in the open market without law enforcement retribution. The bitter truth is that our corporate world’s success stories are founded on fudged accounts and undisclosed funding through black money held by corrupt politicians and criminals. Since merit today is regarded inferior to acquisition of power, the immoral, criminal, powerful and illegitimately rich achieve social respectability because of this short-cut to wealth. Since elections lead to political power of those with illegal funds, future Governments naturally become bribe-compliant and protect the crooked. The cure for corruption is manifold but the goal cannot be achieved unless there is accountability in governance. Such accountability requires transparent and ethical reporting of the finances of an organisation. I highlight 11 ways:

1 Black money unreported money, neither taxed nor spent openly. Thus, the rich pay minimal taxes relative to their legal dues either due to clever chartered accountants, or by tax avoidance through the agricultural sector which has zero income tax. I advocate a three-year period of zero income tax for all for the first three years of a newly elected Government.

2 Since the corrupt indulge in gross luxurious consumption and bribery, it raises the profitability of non-essential luxury industry. This essentially crowds out investment in other, more essential, industries. In India, the luxury goods sector, directly and indirectly receives 70 per cent of national investment. I advocate that the essential commodities sector receives loans from public sector banks at the international rate of four per cent interest, and be exempted for five years from paying all direct taxes. But, they must pay a flat 25 per cent of the declared profit net of dividend paid.

3 A mathematical analysis based on probability of detection, the cost to the corrupt of such detection, and probability-weighted average with the value of the gain from the corrupt act proves that even if the probability of detection is low, if the cost to the corrupt of detection is some big multiple of the gain from the corrupt act, every rational person would voluntarily choose not to bribe or accept bribe. This is because the expected value of any corrupt transaction then becomes negative. Hence, I advocate focusing on individual cases and making an example out of them to society as I have tried to do through courts with A Raja and P Chidambaram (and later with Sonia Gandhi) and confiscate all their properties post conviction, for effectively fighting corruption.

4 Cronyism and corruption have brought Budgets on verge of bankruptcy. This, too, needs fixing. Based on the ICAI’s Concept Paper on Convergence with IFRS in India, I advocate the adoption of the International Standards of Financial Reporting and Disclosure Standards for FDI flows into India.

5 Though the SEBI has made compliance for listed companies in Corporate Governance Guidelines mandatory from January 1, 2006, about one-fourth (i.e. 1,213) listed companies have not complied for the period ending March 31, 2010. Yet, there has been no action by SEBI, which can de-list these companies on the Stock Exchange.

6 One of the most scandalous frauds on the financial system of India is the derivative called the Participatory Note (PN). According to a conservative estimate, there are over Rs 3,50,000 crore worth of PNs issued abroad which are being actively traded in India, fuelling about 55 per cent of all foreign investments in Indian stock markets. The PNs have no requirement to comply with even the SEBI disclosure rules, to enable laundering. I advocate that all PNs be abolished and SEBI directed to publish names of the secret owners of these PNs.

7 In 2002, India and Mauritius extended the controversial Indo-Mauritius Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty (DTAT) laying down that no resident of Mauritius would be taxed in India on capital gains arising out of sale of securities in India. After DTAT was signed, the Government of Mauritius abolished capital gains tax in their country. Mauritius has, thus, emerged as the largest foreign investor in India since PNs have been routed through that small island nation, and the windfall earned in the stock market exempt from tax. The tax losses to India as a result of DTAT are estimated at Rs 1,00,000 crore to date. I advocate abolition of DTAT.

8 In his address to the 43rd Munich Conference on Security Policy on February 11, 2007, National Security Advisor MK Narayanan listed out ways and means of terror funding in India. He admitted: “Instances of terrorist outfits manipulating stock markets to raise funds for their operations have been reported. Stock exchanges in Mumbai and Chennai have, on occasion, reported that fictitious or notional companies were engaging in stock market operations. Some of these companies were traced to terror outfits”. This is a shocking admission. I advocate death penalty for any stock broker facilitating such a sale of stocks.

9 To bring back all the black money deposited in banks abroad, I advocate that the next Union Government issue an ordinance declaring that all foreign accounts held by Indian nationals abroad are nationalised. If any such holder proves that the account was opened legally and operated with legitimate deposits and withdrawals, then it will be restored. This, under the new UN laws, is permissible as confirmed to me by Fali Nariman. The amount recovered will cover all tax abolitions I have advocated.

10 I advocate that CBI be re-constituted under a Special Act and all foreign exchange transaction offenses under PMLA be made criminal and transferred to CBI.

11 As corruption stems from greed, I advocate that the next Government adopt Integral Humanism as propounded by Deendayal Upadhyaya who said that a society is healthy only if there is a harmonisation of material pursuits and spiritual advancement. In a nutshell, that is through renaissance of sanatan dharma.

Corruption is rooted deep in us, only the level varies from person to person. If a person has Rs 5,000 crore, he does a scam of Rs 1,000 crore. If a person has Rs 1 lakh, he does a scam of Rs 5 lakh. So, instead of pointing fingers at others, we should try to improve ourself. I never break traffic rules so that I can avoid corrupt cops. People are now aware of corruption in India. It’s time for all of us to join hands and fight it —— Rajeev Khandelwal : Host of TV show Sach Ka Saamna: Bhrashtachaar Ke Khilaaf

http://www.dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/agenda/cover-story/30228-black-not-beautiful.html

Battle won, war on
SATURDAY, 24 DECEMBER 2011 19:11 PIONEER

By J Gopikrishnan : The Pioneer investigative journalist who busted the 2G Spectrum scam

2011 will be best remembered as the year of mass uprising against corruption in India. The year started with nationwide raids by the CBI on the 2G Spectrum Scam culprits and the arrest of tainted former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi, when caught with crystal clear evidence. Unprecedented things like the subsequent arrests and chargesheeting of corporate honchos — though some escaped — boosted the morale of common man to rally against corruption.

India’s summer was really hot for the Government and the rulers, when Anna Hazare kickstarted his strikes from April. Raja, Kanimozhi, CWG’s scamster Suresh Kalmadi and the behind bars corporates must have thought of futility of money at least once in their life, when masses assembled at Tihar jail, demanding the release of Anna Hazare in August. For politicians, this impromptu upsurge was a surprise, especially with no one really paying for a convergence of such numbers.

The year also saw the collapse of mining barons Bellary brothers, after Lok Ayukta Santosh Hegde cracked the whip on them. Of course, there are many more waiting in the wings to be thrown into jails for their corrupt practices, but 2011 was crucial because it opened the jail gates so wide for the first time.

The credit of this goes to the Judiciary which roused itself up from more than five-year-long hibernation as also to the people who tirelessly fought against corruption in the streets and in courts.

However, we should not forget the existence of some mighty forces which protect the corrupt and kill the probe and cases against corruption. Remember the CBI’s U-turn in the Special Court by not opposing the bail of Kanimozhi, just 48 hours after her father met Congress President Sonia Gandhi?

Shockingly, the CBI was forced to change its stand, even after it pledged in Supreme Court that it will oppose the bail plea of all the accused in the Spectrum Scam.

In the CWG investigations, CBI’s action was similar to the surgical strike of armed forces by fixing only Suresh Kalmadi who had alone dealt with around five per cent of the expenditure on the administration and execution of the games. The ones who are still safe can breathe till someone like Subramanian Swamy or Prashant Bhushan carries a crusade against them.

The year 2011 also witnessed the Government’s dirty tricks department at its best nixing crusaders, especially Team Anna. CDs were created to defame people, and hitsquads were bought in. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari went to the extend of calling Anna’s names, only to apologise under intense public outrage.

Look at the way Delhi Police turned into a demon to deal with Baba Ramdev when he decided to sit on fast. The person who brutally attacked Prashant Bhushan was given an escape route by being charged under weak provisions. Within a day he got bail. On the other hand, the man who slapped Agricultural Minister Sharad Pawar is still languishing in jail. Of course, slapping a Minister is a bigger crime. But what about Ministers kicking protestors in UP?

In India, the law enforcement is still at a nascent stage, when compared to civilised countries. Here the law differs from person to person and case to case. No mediaperson involved with Nira Radia was questioned by any agency or forum.

There was a hue and cry from certain quarters when the Public Accounts Committee made an attempt to call mediapersons involved in Radia-gate. I envy the courage of British Parliament which summoned mighty media mogul Rupert Murdoch and brought him to the book. When will our Parliament and Parliamentarians show such strength? Certain politicians only make false claims that “Parliament is supreme” and force us to believe so too, though fact is that ‘We the people’ make the Constitution supreme. As of now, and with the people on the streets, one can say, the battle has been won, but the war against corruption is far from over. Let us expect more victories in 2012.

Tihar Jail VIPs = 21

A Raja: 2011’s most high-profile Tihar inmate former Telecom Minister A Raja, who is in jail in the 2G Spectrum Scam, pulled in many other big names with him — Kanimozhi, Sharad Kumar (Kalaignar TV MD and CEO), Vinod Goenka (billionaire MD and co-founder of DB Realty), Sanjay Chandra (Unitech MD), Gautam Doshi, Hari Nair and Surendra Pipara (top executives of Reliance – Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group), Swan Telecom’s Shahid Usman Balwa, Cineyug Film’s Karim Morani, Asif Balwa, Rajeev B Agarwal, Siddhartha Behura (former Telecom secretary), Raja’s former aide RK Chandolia, VK Verma, ASV Prasad, Surjeet Lal (former Government official).

Suresh Kalmadi: Arrested in CWG scam along with Lalit Bhanot, his right hand man and CWG Organising Committee Secretary-General.

86-year-old former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram involved in the 1996 Telecom scam, and Amar Singh held in cash for votes scam, were in and out of jail on health grounds.

http://www.dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/agenda/cover-story/30227-battle-won-war-on.html

EC unleashes Cold War with early poll. EVMs without printouts? ECI, Scrap EVMs till they become indigenous.

SUNDAY, 25 DECEMBER 2011 00:23 PNS | NEW DELHI

The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday announced an over-a-month-long election schedule for five States beginning January 28 and ending March 3 next year.

The most politically crucial Uttar Pradesh will witness polling in seven phases stretching from February 4 to February 28, while Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa will go to polls in a single phase.

By choosing to round off elections in UP in February itself, the Commission upset Chief Minister Mayawati’s plans. In a bid to come one up against the election watchdog, she had advanced the dates of Uttar Pradesh Board examinations and scheduled it from March 1 to April 4 to make it difficult for the conduct of Assembly election in the most populous State in just one month in February.

Mayawati was preferring elections in April to reap the dividends of the BSP’s majority in the Assembly to send a maximum number of its candidates to the Rajya Sabha. The biennial polls to the Upper House are to be held in April.

Interestingly, the Congress had been seeking an early election, anticipating that an upward swing in its electoral fortunes in the State will help it ensure the entry of more of its candidates to the Rajya Sabha and also in the Presidential election next year. The schedule couldn’t have been better for it.

The elections will also have many firsts. From candidates requiring to open a new bank account and incurring all poll-related expenses from it — a move aimed at monitoring expenses and curbing use of black money — to candidates submitting a modified summary sheet (along with the affidavits) detailing their criminal background, assets, liabilities and educational qualifications. A 24×7 toll free number, 1950 — connoting the year the ECI took birth — will also be in place for all poll complaints.

The schedule, announced by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) SY Quraishi flanked by two Election Commissioners VS Sampath and HS Brahma, could pose problems for the Centre too.

With the model code of conduct coming into immediate effect and to be in place till the counting of votes on March 4, major policy decisions to be announced by the Government in its forthcoming Railway Budget and Union Budget —- tabled in the last week of February every year —- may have to be held back.

When asked about a possible clash of the tabling of Budgets with the code of conduct, Quraishi said, “It is up to the Government to decide on the dates for budget. We have done our job. The Union Government will keep the dates in mind before announcing the budget.” Nevertheless, Quraishi clarified that the code of conduct would bind not only candidates, political parties but states and Central Government as well.

Former Lok Sabha Secretary General PDT Achary, however, said it would not prevent the government from going ahead with the Budgets on schedule. The only precaution it will have to take is that its Ministers do not visit in an official capacity to the particular state where assembly polls are being held or make any specific policy announcement regarding them. He said that never in the past the budget has been affected due to assembly polls in states.

Although there was no specific reason cited by the Commission to explain the seven-phased election in UP, Quraishi said the schedule has been prepared after taking into consideration climatic conditions, academic and examination schedules, festivals prevailing law and order situation in states, availability of central police forces, time needed for movement, transportation and timely deployment of forces, and assessment of other ground realities.

On the possibility of holding elections in UP during April in the light of the Board examinations in the state during March, Quraishi said, “We are not affected by the UP Board’s decision to hold examinations in March. Otherwise also, exams are not held in the state from March 1.”

Call centres functioning round the clock in the five states will take complaints and take action upon them within time limit. The complainants can view the status of their complaints on a website to be opened by the State Electoral Officer and action taken will be intimated to the complainant through SMS.

Following the controversy surrounding the “tamper-proof” electronic voting machines (EVM), the Commission said that two stages of randomized checks will be introduced. However, no paper trail will be provided since an expert committee formed by the EC was seized of the subject, Quraishi said.

There will be seven separate notifications on January 10, 12, 16, 21, 25, 28 and February 2 for the seven-phase polls in UP and nominations can be filed upto one week after the notification dates. The notifications for polls in Punjab and Uttarakhand will be issued on January 5, while it will be issued on January 4 for polls in Manipur and February 6 for Goa.

Bolt from the ballot

The elections will also have many firsts: Candidates required to open a bank account
Mayawati’s move to advance UP Board exam dates to force EC for election in April proves fiasco
In phase I, Rampur seat set to draw extra attraction; Jaya Prada will contest against SP’s Mohammad Azam Khan
In phase III, firebrand BJP MP Yogi Adityanath’s clout on Gorakhpur will be tested
Phase V election will seal the fate of BJP’s
Kalraj Mishra (Lucknow East), UPCC chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi (Lucknow Cantonment), independent MLA Raja Bhaiya (Kunda-Pratapgarh), Cong’s Pramod Tiwari
Last phase will test strength of former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh

http://www.dailypioneer.com/pioneer-news/todays-newspaper/30373-ec-unleashes-cold-war-with-early-poll.html

Harvard inquisition… One day Harvard will apologise to me for this — Dr. Subramanian Swamy

——— Forwarded message ———-
From: Subramanian Swamy

Date: Sun, Dec 25, 2011 at 6:05 AM

To: PChesler@phyllis-chesler.com

1. The turn of events is shocking for me since I knew Harvard as a part of it for over fifty years since 1962 first as a student and then as faculty. Last Summer after the op ed had appeared, Harvard President issued a statement stating that that “Free Speech is sacred for Harvard”. But now four months later it turns to be “subject to majority opinion” of the faculty. I was judged behind my back and by deliberate distortion of what I wrote and without an opportunity to rebut the absurd and false charges. To me it seems like Harvard is now following the 21st century version Spanish inquisition or the procedure in dealing with Galileo.

2, It has no effect on me personally since I live in India as a political leader. Just one week after Harvard inquisition, I was nominated by a leading TV channel CNN- IBN as ” Indian of the Year for Public Service.”. Last two weeks I have been the cover story for my crusades against corruption in leading magazines. For the Indians it seems Harvard is irrelevant when it comes to for their own.

3. In 1976 when Harvard invited me to teach after I escaped Mrs Indira Gandhi’s authoritarian rule and began an aggressive campaign against it, she had sent the Indian Ambassador to Dean of GSAS Prof Henry Rosovsky to protest against me for what I was writing in Indian underground media and to seek my sacking. The Dean was dismissive. He told the emissary that Harvard cares only for my academic contribution and not for my campaigns outside the campus which are peaceful. The decline in free speech standards in Harvard today from then is truly sad.

4. Harvard may have fallen prey to narrow interest groups. The rise of appeasement of unacceptable Islamic militant interests for endowments in US academia is quite alarming. It borders the Stockholm Syndrome. I believe also that Harvard is looking for endowment for its South Asian center from Ms. Sonia Gandhi, an Italian born former beneficiary of KGB funds and with long term association with the Habash Palestinian militants. At present I am trying through courts to send her to prison on corruption charges. I am given to believe that she took active interest in this sordid Harvard episode.

5. I do not know Eck. I remember her name from the sixties when someone asked me about her work on Hindu religion. Nor I know any of the petitioner except that they are a part of the Leftwing Loonies crowd.

6. The Dept of Economics which had supported my continued teaching informed the faculty at the meeting, that no student in his or her evaluation had complained of this op ed. Only one student referred to it and that too favourably. I had six Muslim students in a class of 40 including two Pakistanis. None protest to me or in confidence in the course evaluation.

7. One day Harvard will apologise to me for this. I shall await that day.

Subramanian Swamy

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: “Phyllis Chesler”
Date: Dec 25, 2011 2:51 AM

Namaste Dr. Swamy:

I am writing an article about your shameful, shameful dismissal by Harvard and at the hands of a pack of politically correct fools. I would very much like a quote from you. It need not be long. What do you think of this turn of events? How will it effect you, if at all. What does it say about Harvard and about the forces that threaten to undermine democratic and tolerant values?

Did you ever have any personal dealings with Profesor Diana L. Eck? Or with any of the students who launched this petition against you?

Did you ever teach anything at Harvard about Muslim terrorism in India or elsewhere in the world?

Who do you think is behind this all?

What would you like to see happen?

By the way, I have just read your extensive Bio and the political platform of the Janata Party and I must congratulate you on your values, virtues, and seriousness.

All best,
Dr. Phyllis