New Delhi: For the first time since the Modi government took over the reins of power, a senior BJP leader has come out in the open to express his divergent view on Narendra Modi's ‘bitter medicine' theory. And the person is none other than the indomitable Subramanian Swamy.
In an exclusive interview to indiatvnews.com, Subramanian Swamy disagreed with Modi's view that the nation needs to be administered ‘bitter medicine'.
Swamy alleged that somebody has misled Modi on this issue because he is not an economist and he has to rely on some people who might have misled him.
Swamy also differed with the government on railway passenger fare and freight hike. He said that Railways needs resources but it should not be done by raising passenger fares as there are other means available for the same.
Elated over a Delhi court issuing summons to Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in National Herald case, Subramanian Swamy rubbished Congress party's claims that its intention was to help National Herald and its 700 odd employees as the party was emotionally attached to the newspaper for historical reasons.
When asked about his perceived strong views against Sonia Gandhi, Swamy said that he does not hate her but he has only contempt for her.
On Gopal Subramanian case, Swamy made it clear that his reason for opposing Gopal was different from what has been leaked (sic) to the newspapers.
According to Swamy, he opposed Gopal Subramanian's appointment as Supreme Court judge, because of the affidavit that he filed as the Solicitor-General and defended it till Swamy forced him to withdraw it and that affidavit stated that Ram was a mythical character and that Ram-Sethu was not a man-made bridge but a natural formation.
Swamy also pointed out that both Dr Manmoahn Singh and Gopal Subramanian had personal character but both of them lacked what he called “national character”.
Swamy also said that India should send at least 200,000 troops to Afghanistan. He also advised India to get ready for war with the Islamic caliphate that will be set up very soon which will include Pakistan and Afghanistan.
On the possible solution of Kashmir issue, Swamy clearly said that there is no peaceful or democratic solution possible and there can only be a military solution to this dispute.
Here goes the full text of the interview: