Nothing personal in the allegations, says BJP leader

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today said that a probe will bring to the fore some of the false claims the Gandhi family has made over the years.

He alleged that Rahul Gandhi, Congress Vice-President, had wrongly mentioned in his affidavit filed during nomination for Amethi that he had secured an M.Phil degree from the University of Cambridge. The BJP leader said there was nothing wrong in not being a graduate, but making false claims amounted to misleading the people.

Swamy said he has written to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to initiate prosecution proceedings against Priyanka Vadra and Sonia Gandhi for having more than one Director Identification Number (DIN). He denied any personal motives for these charges.

Titanium case

Swamy also alleged that Karti Chidambaram, son of Union Minister P Chidambaram, too has a similar issue.

On the Titanium case, in which Congress MP KVP Ramachandra Rao has been named a conspirator by a US jury, he said that when the NDA Government comes to power it will initiate investigation.

PTI reports

Expressing confidence that the NDA will get an absolute majority, Swamy said he hoped that the coalition would do well in southern states including Tamil Nadu.

“I think Modi wave is there in every part of India,” he said. “The question is whether the organization is strong enough to take advantage of it.

“Therefore, I would say in Tamil Nadu also, we will get more seats than we ever got before,” he told reporters here.

He felt that the BJP would do well in the future in Tamil Nadu too with the younger generation reportedly taking pride in being Indians first.

“I think we have a very big scope for the future because the younger generation now is openly saying that we are Indians first and Tamils afterwards.

“The Dravida movement was a movement created by the British on this bogus history that there are two communities in India called Aryans and Dravidians, which is nonsense.

“Because the DNA which has been tested shows that we are all Indians of the same DNA,” Swamy added.

(This article was published on April 24, 2014)
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