Subramanian Swamy, the BJP MP is hogging headlines again. The BJP’s war against Sonia Gandhi is led by this newly nominated MP. In an interview to the Outlook magazine Subramanian Swamy claims he has tremendous influence over the government to the point that he can walk in to prime minister’s office without even having an appointment. He says Modi initially went by friends ” on cooperation with the Congress, they told him that if he was nice to Sonia Gandhi, she would allow him to work and do what he wanted. But now he has learnt the hard way that this was not true and therefore there has been a correction.” Swamy feels that the next three years of Modi government will be glorious
Swamy considers himself as a politician and he says this as the reason why he did not take up the job of Brics Bank president. And he is not averse to taking up the post of finance minister if offered.
But having said that Subramanian Swamy says he would have taken over as the Vice Chancellor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, though it was not offered to him formally. Swamy says he was informally sounded about that. But he was not interested because the VC’s post is one which can be removed by a joint secretary’s call. So he preferred a cabinet rank for VC’s post. Not only that he need presence of Border Security Staff and Narcotics bureau on the campus. And he as the VC should have the freedom to terminate any student who fails to complete BA in four years and terminate any professor who fails to get papers published in a journal for more than three years! When he put forwarded his suggestions even the BJP government found it hard to accept.
On being asked why he changed his stand on RSS,(once he called RSS as fascist) he says the RSS does not mind that and the outside world need not be bothered about his earlier statement. He asks “dont husbands and wives quarrel and then make up?”