Irking rivals and possibly embarrassing his party colleagues, BJP parliamentarians Subramanian Swamy has indicated he will not be silent.
In a tweet on Thursday night, Swamy said, “Congis are propagating on Shakuni’s prodding that there is a gag order on me. Rubbish! When there is social media and PTs who cares for MSM?”
In Swamy’s Twitter vocabulary, Congi stands for Congress leaders, PT is ‘Patriotic Tweeple’ and MSM is mainstream media.
The economist-turned-politician’s response came after unconfirmed reports started floating that the party has finally cracked the whip on Swamy.
Two months ago, the BJP leader’s tirade against Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan, economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das and other government functionaries faced Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s condemnation.
In an interview, the PM said, “Whether it is in my party or not, still I think such things are inappropriate. This fondness for publicity will not do any good to the nation.”
“People should conduct themselves with utmost responsibility. If anybody considers himself above the system, it is wrong.”
In the last monsoon session of Parliament, Swamy wasn’t seen at his aggressive best. He participated in almost no debates, fuelling speculations that the party has decided to keep him under control.
Over the past few weeks, Swamy has been avoiding controversial topics or attacks on others.
But his latest tweet suggests he will not be silent, at least on the social media.