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Subramanian Swamy questions Centre’s delay in prosecution in corruption cases involving Congress leaders

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Known for his controversial remarks, BJP parliamentarian Dr Subramanian Swamy has questioned the Union government’s inordinate delay in the prosecution of high-profile cases involving Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, P Chidambaram, Robert Vadra, and others.

The BJP leader in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the delay in affecting the saffron party’s image as it had come to power in 2014 by campaigning against these cases. The letter written by Subramanian Swami reads, “There is, without doubt, an inordinate and inexplicable delay in the prosecution of many corruption cases by the government, which had happened during the UPA tenure at Centre.”

https://twitter.com/Swamy39/status/1433714518991929349?s=20

He further wrote, “Be it 2G scam appeal pending in Delhi High Court, the prosecution in the pending trial of those on bail viz. P Chidambaram involving his and his son’s bribery in Aircel Maxis and INX media bribery cases or cases against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi who are out on bail in the National Herald misappropriation case.”

Dr Swamy also mentioned Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and alleged that nothing much has progressed in the black money case lodged against him. “The above-cited delays are hurting our party’s image since our campaign in 2014 onwards in various elections at the national and local levels, had made fighting corruption a key plank of election campaigns,” Dr Swamy said in his letter.

Subramanian Swamy’s controversial remark

Last month, the BJP Rajya Sabha MP created controversy saying he is against the economic and foreign policies of the Narendra Modi government. Replying to a tweet by a user, who argued that he (Swamy) is perhaps bitter for not being handed over the ministry of his choice, Swamy said that he is in fact “anti-Modi” for a different reason.

“I am anti Modi policies for the economy & foreign policy and I am ready to debate with any responsible on it. Have you heard about participatory democracy? Modi is not King of India,” Swamy tweeted.

 

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