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Sonia 'Gangotri' of corruption: Swamy

mumbai Updated: Dec 08, 2010 17:36 IST

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Terming Congress president Sonia Gandhi as "Gangotri" (fountainhead) of corruption in the country, Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said Opposition should not 'play' her game.

"The JPC probe (into alleged irregularities in the 2G spectrum) will serve to humiliate the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and he may resign which is what Sonia Gandhi wants," Swamy said.

"The Opposition should take care that they don't play Sonia Gandhi's game," he said after meeting Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray at the latter's residence in suburban Bandra in Mumbai.

Asked if he thought Sonia Gandhi was instigating Opposition to insist on the JPC probe, Swamy said "Yes, I think she is instigating the Opposition for a confrontation on this (issue) so that the Prime Minister loses."

On whether the Opposition was playing into her hands, Swamy said "I think if the PM were forced to resign at this juncture, you are empowering Sonia Gandhi...so that she is free to bring in Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Minister."

"I have urged Balasaheb (Thackeray) to organise a rally against corruption and he has agreed for it. It will be held at the Shivaji Park," Swamy said.

Sonia Gandhi was "Gangotri" (fountainhead) of corruption in the country, Swamy said. "I requested Balasaheb to lead the country and get rid of the rampant corruption," he said.