BJP defends Swamy, says Cong ‘vindictive’

New Delhi, Oct 12 (PTI) BJP today came out in defence of Janata
Party President Subramanium Swamy, alleging that cases filed against
him for his controversial article are due to the “Emergency mindset”
of Congress and its vindictive attitude because of his “relentless
pursuit” of 2G case.

Clarifying at the outset that the party did not agree with the views
of Swamy, who had written a provocative article in a newspaper, BJP
said in a democracy everybody should have the freedom of expression.
“BJP strongly condemns Congress politics of vindictiveness and its
Emergency mindset. A sponsored campaign to file many civil suits
against Subramaniam Swamy at various locations throughout the country
is a case in point,” BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.
He claimed that the government’s design seems to be to victimise
and harass Swamy because of his “relentless pursuit” in the 2G spectrum case.

BJP maintained that it is due to Swamy’s “fearless efforts”
that the CBI probe is now being monitored by the Supreme Court which
has also sought a personal affidavit from the Prime Minister on Swamy’s
application and reserved its order on culpability of Home Minister
P Chidambaram.

“As the Congress cannot fight him legally, it is trying to harass
him by such antics,” Javadekar alleged.

The opposition party alleged that government is adopting different
yardsticks for dealing with Swamy.

“The Congress-led government did not file and proceed against
naked anti-national speeches delivered by author Arundhati Roy and
separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Gilani in Delhi but chooses to follow
up with the cases against every whistleblower,” Javadekar said.

“The Congress is worried in the 2G case…. It wants to take revenge.
The Congress mindset is that if you oppose me, you will face a 100
suits,” Javadekar alleged.

BJP also hit out at the Congress-led government for a recent Cabinet
decision which gives Information and Broadcasting Ministry the authority
to cancel licenses of news channels if they violate norms.

“The emergency mindset is also on display while framing the
rules and giving the authority to Information and Broadcasting Ministry
to cancel licenses of news channels in an effort to gag the press.
As the media is exposing various scams of the UPA, the Congress wants
to take away their freedom by hook or by crook,” Javadekar said.

He insisted that just prior to the Emergency in 1975, the Congress
had behaved in a similar fashion.

The opposition party said the Congress has the habit of not
keeping its words after making promises.

“BJP condemns Congress politics of shirking away from the responsibility
and the commitment it has made earlier. Sluggish efforts or no efforts
to bring back black money stashed in foreign banks and changing the
definition of the poor by filing ridiculous affidavit in an effort
to lower the burden of providing food security are all examples of
such callous and anti-people politics,” Javadekar said. PTI RC RT
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http://www.newsreporter.in/bjp-defends-swamy-says-cong-vindictive

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011

Press Statement issued by BJP National Spokesperson and MP,

Shri Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday, 12 October, 2011

BJP strongly condemns Congress politics of vindictiveness and its “Emergency Mindset”. A sponsored campaign to file many civil suits against Dr. Subramaniam Swamy at various locations throughout the country is a case in point. The Congress and the Govt’s design seem to be to victimmise and harass Dr. Swamy because of his relentless pursuit in the 2G case. It is only because of his fearless efforts the CBI investigation is being monitored by the SC. Further, SC sought personal affidavit from the PM on Dr. Swamy’s application and in the present matter, SC has reserved its order on culpability of Mr. P. Chidambaram. As Congress cannot fight him legally, is trying to harass him by such antics. BJP do not agree with all the views of Dr. Swamy but we are opposed to such vindictive politics.

Congress and the Govt. do not file and proceed against naked anti-national speeches delivered by Ms. Arundhati Roy and Mr. Gilani in Delhi but chooses to follow up with the cases against every whistleblower.

The emergency mindset is also on display while framing the rules and giving the authority to I&B Ministry even to cancel the licenses of electronic news channels in an effort to gag the press. As the print and electronic media are exposing various scams of the UPA, the Congress wants to take away their freedom by hook or crook.

Even the debate about the proposed Lokpal should be made a constitutional authority or not is also a diversionary tactics adopted by the Congress. The country and the BJP want effective Lokpal Bill by bringing amended bill in the Winter Session of Parliament. The Govt. wants to run away from this commitment and that is why it is raising such diversionary issues.

BJP condemns Congress politics of shirking away from the responsibility and the commitment it has made earlier. Sluggish efforts or no efforts to bring back stashed away Black Money from foreign banks and changing the definition of the poor by filing ridiculous affidavit in an effort to lower the burden of providing food security are all examples of such callous and anti-people politics.

(O.P. KOHLI)

Headquarter Incharge

http://www.bjp.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7152:press-bjp-national-spokesperson-and-mp-shri-prakash-javadekar&catid=68:press-releases&Itemid=494


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