After losing war in court, Swamy takes his fight to Twitter
The Supreme Court on Friday may have dismissed a petiton filed by Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy seeking to make finance minister P Chidambaram a co-accused in the 2G case, but combative Swamy, and his followers on Twitter, were nowhere close to giving up.
"I will seek a review of the judgement... I spoke about loss to the nation," Swamy told reporters.
Soon after he spoke to reporters outside Supreme Court, Twitter, where his handle @Swamy39 has close to 87,000 followers went abuzz with mixed reactions, some asking him to continue the fight while others asking him to come clean and admit it's plain vendetta.
A little after the SC pronounced its verdict, Swamy took to Twitter. "When one fights the government, we have to be lucky once, Govt has to be lucky every time. So keep trying--we have nothing to lose," said Swamy's tweet which was retweeted over 300 times, and favourited by 68.
While many of his supporters stood by his 'war', there were others who criticised him.
Sample some of these tweets:
@DeoShrinivas: @Swamy39 Never mind Dr. Swamy, I wish you all the best for your review petetion. These up-downs won't matter in a war.
@iGabbarSingh: @Swamy39 Correct, You are like bowler of Cricket keep bowling at right area, you will get wicket for sure.
@KISNABLISS: @Swamy39 Mr Swamy never giveup! U r the hope!! Truth will prevail!! No one is capable of suppressing it for long!!
While there were those who outrightly slammed Swamy.
@pschakra: @Swamy39 U r trying to settle Ur personal vendetta & jealousy with Chidu in Public. Why thru media?Do with dignity&don't waste our time
@Joydas: When HC threw out Subramanian Swamy's Case, he said he had more Clinching Evidence he didn't give in HC (awwww how cute) but will give in SC
@anarkanu: Subramanian Swamy is jst lk Court Jesters of yore! Sits in the Royal Court but is worth only as a joker to entertain wid his antics @Swamy39
Twitter feuds, however, aren't new to social media active politicians, especially Swamy, whose profile describes him as one who gives as good as he gets.
Recently, the social networking site had come under scanner for its alleged role in spreading rumours about the people from the Northeast region.