Swamy back to targeting Congress, wants to inspect party’s accounts
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has turned the heat back on the Congress after weeks of targeting RBI governor Raghuram Rajan and senior finance ministry officials that earned him a snub from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.india Updated: Jun 30, 2016 11:42 IST
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has turned the heat back on the Congress after weeks of targeting RBI governor Raghuram Rajan and senior finance ministry officials that earned him a snub from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“I will in the next two days go to Patiala House to urge court to allow me to inspect Cong party accounts summoned by court on my Application,” he tweeted Thursday morning.
According to sources, the accounts are among the documents submitted in the National Herald case, which Swamy has filed against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and other senior party officials.
The Congress leaders are accused of misusing party funds to float shell companies and illegally gain control of assets belonging to the now-defunct newspaper, The National Herald.
Under fire over his tirades against Rajan and senior officials, the 76-year-old Rajya Sabha member alleged Wednesday that the Congress was using KGB-style disinformation campaign against him.
The Congress returned fire. “They have brought nuclear fissile material in Parliament and has kept it there. It will implode them. Arun Jaitley is feeling being imploded”, party spokesman Kapil Sibal said on Wednesday.
Swamy is among the six public figures nominated to the Upper House by the Modi government in late April.
While Modi recently snubbed Swamy -- without naming him -- in a TV interview for “craving publicity”, the Congress underlined no action was taken against the maverick leader.
“Laaton ke bhoot baaton se maante hain? What action did PM Modi take against him? He treated him the way a mother scolds her child when he has done something wrong,” leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said.
First Published: Jun 30, 2016 11:41 IST