Monday, June 27, 2016

780 It may not be easy to rein in Mr. Subramanian Swamy, who has a tendency to speak out oblivious of consequences!

This is in continuation of post No. 779, Click to go to 779 , which dealt with some of the utterances of Prof. Subramanian Swamy, 1988 Union Commerce and Law Minister in Chandrasekhar's Cabinet, and 2016 Rajya Sabha M.P. Mr. Swamy used to comment heavily against Ms. Sonia Gandhi and Mr. Rahul Gandhi. Then, those comments did not appear INAPPROPRIATE to BJP. It appears as though Mr. Subramanian Swamy is turning his guns against everybody- including Mr. Raghuram Rajan, RBI Governor, Mr. Arvind Subramanian, Chief Financial Advisor to GOI, Mr. Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Minister, NOW . But it is not fully correct. Mr. Swamy was critical of BJP and Mr. Modi's Government earlier too. (See his quote below). Now, our hon. Prime Minister of India seems to have shed his reticence, and termed the utterances of Mr. Swamy, as INAPPROPRIATE, that FONDNESS FOR PUBLICITY is NEVER GOING TO DO ANY GOOD TO THE NATION, that PEOPLE SHOULD CONDUCT THEMSELVES WITH UTMOST RESPONSIBILITY, and that IF ANYBODY CONSIDERS HIMSELF ABOVE THE SYSTEM, IT IS WRONG.

Whether it is in my party or not, still I think such things are inappropriate. This fondness for publicity is never going to do any good to the nation. People should conduct themselves with utmost responsibility. If anybody considers himself above the system, it is wrong. --Mr. Narendra Modi.

I ask the media not to make a hero out of people making communal remarks.--Mr. Narendra Modi.

For those who wish to study the relative news report here is a link: Click here to go to study news report.

ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.

This is not the first time, that Mr. Subramanian Swamy is making comments against the BJP and NDA, its Ministers, (apart from bourgeoisie economists of his own tribe). Here is a quote from news report Click here to go to report dated 10th April 2015, and study Mr. Subramanian Swamy's sayings, when he cautioned the Modi Government that he will initiate a PLI in Court, if the Govt. does not reexamine the Rafael Fighter Jet Deal with France. .

"There are two major issues with the Rafale Aircraft deal which would embarrass the BJP government. The first is that Rafale is less fuel efficient aircraft and lacking in essential performance characteristic that no country in the world has agreed to buy these aircraft. ..."

If the Prime Minister for some other 'compulsion' decides to go ahead with the deal, I will have no option but to approach the court in PIL to get it set aside.

"...It is a fact that Dassault will go bankrupt if no country buys the Rafale and we want to oblige the French goodwill, it is better to buy Dassault itself rather than their planes as it will be more beneficial ..."

As at the end of May 2016, the deal still seems to be pending. It is not clear whether Mr. Swamy's threat had any impact on the Govt.'s decision, and slowed it down.Click to study .

Govt. nominated Mr. Swamy to Rajya Sabha in 2016, under "Persons of Excellence category". When compared to nomination of film stars and cricketers to Rajya Sabha, the Nomination of Mr. Swamy, an eminent bourgeoisie economist and Senior Minister, is definitely better. Besides, he is a person who does not keep "mum" in the Parliament, and like the film stars and cricketers he will not raise issues like constructing a flyover before one's own house, and try to alter its course.

It is not clear whether Mr. Subramanian Swamy initiated his PIL intended by him above. I am unable to trace any news reports. Did he change his mind after his Nomination to Rajya Sabha in 2016?

Question: In view of persistent fears of invasions from China and Pakistan, India cannot afford to continuously and indefinitely postpone purchase of fighter aircraft, guns, frigates, submarines, aircraft carriers, radars, weapons etc. etc. We cannot afford to be complacent because we want to appear to Messrs. CLEAN, and procrastinate our purchases and weaken our Defence Forces. How this problem can be tackled?

Ans: Every Tom Dick and Harry cannot make fighter aircraft, guns, frigates, submarines, aircraft carriers, radars, weapons etc. Such manufacturing requires large investments, technology, some supervision by Governments of the respective countries.

If five manufacturers of fighter jets have offered to supply them to India, and if India needs 36 fighter planes, India can give orders for 2 or 3 jets from each supplier, as immediate supply. On receipt of the jets, our field level Defence Forces can study them about their utility, under trying conditions of Siachen, Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh. Our DRDO establishments and HAL can be asked to break them down and study their technology. Further purchases can be made on the basis of their practical utility. It will always be better to maintain supply channels with all the five manufacturers to get spares, training etc. At the same time, India should try to develop its own fighter planes as a long term strategy of self-reliance. What ISRO has done and proven, DRDO and HAL can also do and prove.

Mr. Subramanian Swamy has good relations with Swamijis (Hindu Monks) and Temple Heads. He can be a potential rival to Mr. Narendra Modi for Prime Ministership, if for any reason, RSS finds that Mr. Modi is "too secular". Born 1939, at 77 years of age, age is one negative factor for Mr. Swamy. Besides, he does not seem to be much comfortable with Hindi.

To continue. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.

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