Monday, 19 December 2011

Swamy and Sangh: How close they are with each other

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi,,
New Delhi: However secular and liberal he claims to be, his thoughts – which recently reflected in his DNA article – say he is closer to Sangh ideology than anything else. That’s why there is a section of commentators who feel Subramanian Swamy’s fierce tirade against Home Minister P. Chidambaram on 2G spectrum issue has certainly something to do with NIA probes into saffron terror whose links are now leading to Sangh Parivar itself.
In late 2006, Swamy was enthusiastically welcomed back to the Hindutva fold by the former RSS chief K.S. Sudarshan at a function to launch Swamy's book, Hindus Under Siege, at the India International Centre
         Subramanian Swamy (centre)with VHP leader Ashok Singhal (extreme right)
Throwing light on the connection between Swamy and Sangh, political activist Shehzad Poonawalla says: “The so called crusader for truth and justice had no qualms in defending the Kanchi Shankaracharya arrested for murder. This endeared him to Sangh Parivar as they needed a spokesperson to deflect attention from their growing involvement in right wing terror cases in India- be it Samjhauta Blasts or Ajmer sharif or Mecca Masjid or Malegaon.”
Swamy in his article published on 16th July 2011 in Mumbai-based English daily DNA, had spoken venom against minorities particularly Muslims.
The article titled 'How to wipe out Islamic terror', sounded more like inflammatory communal propaganda inciting violence against a religion than any analysis, says Poonawalla, who is also a law student at Indian Institute of Law in Delhi.
"Remove the masjid in Kashi Vishwanath temple and the 300 masjids at other temple sites … Implement the uniform civil code, make learning of Sanskrit and singing of Vande Mataram mandatory, and declare India a Hindu Rashtra in which non-Hindus can vote only if they proudly acknowledge that their ancestors were Hindus. Rename India Hindustan as a nation of Hindus and those whose ancestors were Hindus."- All this is straight out of the Jan Sangh Handbook, he adds.
Taking strong notice of the article, Harvard University recently dropped the summer courses which Swamy would teach there.
It is interesting that the person who talks hard, and he must, against Islamic terror, is always silent on saffron terror. This makes the view stronger that his attack on PC is to check him on his way to go ahead on saffron terror probe.
“Swamy has never ever uttered a word about saffron terror although he keeps talking about Islamist Terror. Does saffron terror not pose a threat to National Security?” Poonawalla asks adding: What further establishes the agenda of Shri Swamy is his constant meetings with top leaders from RSS and VHP.
“His timing of launching an attack against the current Home Minister comes when the NIA has been cracking down on saffron terror cases and the links are going right upto the top RSS leadership. Therefore, to divert the issue Shri Swamy, under the garb of objectivity, has been pursuing an agenda driven case against the Home Minister. Can Subramanian Swamy be called objective from any angle? Can his fight be termed to be one against corruption given that he had no qualms in defending murder accused merely because he was a Hindu religious leader and because Swamy wanted to cosy up to the RSS,” Shehzad Poonawalla claims.

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