After Modi’s rebuke, Swamy says publicity ‘relentlessly seeks’ him

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 29, 2016 14:16 IST
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said on Wednesday he stood by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he admired his spine, but took a dig at journalists planting “deliberately false stories” to provoke him. (PTI Photo)

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Subramnian Swamy, who has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s disapproval for his “fondness for publicity”, suggested on Wednesday that it is publicity which “relentlessly seeks” him.

Swamy said he stood by Modi as he admired his spine but took a dig at journalists planting “deliberately false stories” to provoke him.

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“New problem: when publicity relentlessly seeks a politician. 30 OVs outside the house, 200 missed calls from channels and paparazzi?” he tweeted.

“Presstitutes are daily planting deliberately false stories hoping I will be provoked to reply. Ha! They have a hope!” he said in another tweet.

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“I have said before and saying now: Come hell or high water I stand by Modi. I admire his spine. No foreign power can buckle him,” he added.

The Rajya Sabha member, who consistently attacked RBI governor Raghuram Rajan and then took indirect potshots at finance minister Arun Jaitley , has been lying low after the BJP leadership indicated its unhappiness and Modi voiced disapproval of his conduct.

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