As the discussion got underway, it was clear that the Congress attack was directed more at Swamy than the government. Their strategy seemed simple: stay united, sound aggressive and take him head on.
Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday attacked Congress leaders over the VVIP chopper scam in Rajya Sabha.
He also sought a short discussion on media reports that money was allegedly paid to middlemen for managing Indian journalists to produce favourable reports for the deal.
Trouble broke out after Chaudhary Munavver Saleem (SP) in a Zero Hour mention referred to Swamy being part of the movement in 1970s to protect the minority status of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
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Subramanian Swamy said Rajiv Gandhi had started “upholding the concept of Ram Rajya” but things changed after his untimely demise.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the opposition party should come clean on the issue and added that Congress had a history in “misusing” Article 356.
Bhardwaj had earlier said that the Congress-led UPA-I wanted to impose President’s rule in Uttar Pradesh following reports of mismanagement and corruption in the state.
Chief Justice T S Thakur-led bench said the court is inclined to constitute a committee that would go into the decisions on allocation of air routes and “call the bluff”.
Rahul Gandhi received a notice in March from Advani-led panel seeking his response to allegations that he declared himself a British citizen.
In his application filed before Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen, Swamy has sought to summon the balance sheet, receipts, income and expenditure statements for assessment years 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 of INC, AJL and YI.
‘If Ram temple case heard on a daily basis, judgment could come in a month’
The government communication to the L-G had stated, “A news article titled ‘How to wipe out Islamic Terror’ was published in an English daily, DNA, on July 16, 2011 under the name of Dr Subramaniam Swamy.
Swamy moved a plea before the Delhi court seeking to summon official documents of the ED and the DDA through its officials in connection with alleged irregularities in the defunct National Herald newspaper.
Swamy said he would help Azad draft his reply to the party over his suspension from its primary membership.