Former Law Minister Subramanian Swamy | friendship between Subramanian Swamy and 2G RajaNumber of View: 75
Former Law Minister Subramanian Swamy | friendship between Subramanian Swamy and 2G Raja
Subramanian Swamy, who is in hot pursuit of former telecom minister A. Raja in the 2G spectrum scam, doesn’t often break into Mandarin — a language he is fluent in.
The 71- year- old Janata Party leader is at equal ease in Hindi, English and, of course, Tamil. And this has helped the Harvard economist survive many a storm ever since he entered the quicksand of Indian politics in 1975, when he rose as a diehard opponent of the Emergency.
Else, it was hard to visualise someone, who lacks the charisma of some of his contemporaries, winning parliamentaryelections from places as diverse as Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
There aren’t many who would take on Swamy on his economics which he picked up in the company of giants like Simon Kuznets and Paul A. Samuelson. But still fewer can dare to take on the Tamil Brahmin on the political turf because he is deft at giving a real tough time to his opponents. It is said of the former law minister that if he speaks 10 sentences exposing a conspiracy or a scandal, only two could be true.