Subramanian Swamy Achievements in His life
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Subramanian Swamy. The name that doesn’t need any introduction. The BJP leader is a renowned economist, lawyer, mathematician and politician. He is often considered one of the greatest intellectuals in modern Indian. Parallelly he ‘political analysis’ is put to the test.
Subramanian Swamy is considered as a nightmare to many corrupt Indian politicians. He is an academician-turned-lawyer. He has fought over 75 cases as a lawyer. He is remembered for his bravery during the emergency period in India.
Take a look at the Subramanian Swamy’s achievements including the latest Jayalalitha and Sasikala!
During Emergency Times
After Indira Gandhi issued orders to jail or house-arrest leaders, who she felt as a threat to her, a Harvard Professor, Subramanian Swamy came to India and criticized the Indian Government and Indira Gandhi in the Indian Parliament.
It is still unknown how he managed to enter India when arrest-on-sight orders were issued against him and the same has been sent to all national airports. Not only addressing the parliament (in disguise), Subramanian Swamy left the nation without being caught by the security forces.
Success as a politician – Manasarovar Yatra
After the Chinese government blocked the route to Kailash Manasarovar Yatra, it was Subramanian Swamy who convinced then China’s supremo Deng Xiaoping. After Subramanian Swamy met Deng and discussed the importance of the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra, the Chinese authorities re-opened the route.
Subramanian Swamy was the first person, politician and lawyer to write a letter to the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking permission to prosecute A. Raja, then Telecom Minister. After the UPA Government under Manmohan Singh did not heed him [Subramanian Swamy], he moved to the Supreme Court. CAG reported that a loss of Rs. 1.76 crores had incurred to the national exchequer due to the 2G scam.
The National Herald Newspaper case
The National Herald Newspaper was established by Late Jawaharlal Nehru and other freedom fighters in 1938. It was owned by Associated Journals Limited (AJL) until recently, before being acquired by Young India Limited (YIL).
Subramanian Swamy alleged that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi established a shady corporate entity under the name ‘Young India’ with a capital of 50 Lakhs, to acquire all the shareholding of AJL and its properties, valuing somewhere around Rs.5000 crores. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi had 83.3 percent share in YIL, 15.5 percent owned by Congress leader Motilal Vohra and remaining 1.2 percent by Oscar Fernandes.
Swamy also accused the Sonia Gandhi, after Indian National Congress disbursed Rs. 90.25 crores loan to AJL in the past, which was never repaid. Swamy pointed out that it is violent of Section 269T of the Income Tax Act, 1961. After AJL was shut down, and reportedly sold to YIL, a debt of Rs. 90.25 to Congress Party was shown as ‘negative worth’. The Congress party gave an interest-free loan.
Jayalalitha – Disproportionate Assets case
Subramanian Swamy filed a ‘disproportionate assets’ case on the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalitha in 1996. This led to criminal prosecution and conviction of Jayalalitha and others involved in the named in the case.
After the case trail began, Jayalalitha was forced to step down after found guilty. Jayalalitha, who was termed as A1 (Accused 1) in the recent judgement of Supreme court was awarded 10-year jail term. After Jayalalitha’s death, Sasikala became the A1. She was awarded 4-years imprisonment and Rs. 10 crores as fine.
Sasikala, who aimed to become the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu post the death of Jayalalitha, was sent to jail following the relining of the Supreme Court. This case not only shook the Tamil Nadu state politics but also shocked the whole nation.
Only very few people know that Subramanian Swamy was an academician-turned-lawyer. His paper on ‘Notes on Fractile Graphical Analysis’ published in Econometrica 1963, got him a recommendation to Harvard, where he completed his PhD in just 2-and-half-years at the age of 24. He published his researched paper on ‘Index Number’ in 1974 along with Paul Samuelson.
Subramanian Swamy has along history of troubling corrupt politicians on various fronts. He is also an a strong supporter of Hinduism and addressed various public gathering and meeting on ‘The need for Hindus to be united’. Though many see him as a self-centric and eccentric individual, his history speaks volumes. He is a renowned author on economics and a keen observer of India-China relations and global politics.
He is a distinguish Professors of Economics Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also taught economics in IITs. Subramanian Swamy played a key role in shaping India’s economy and guided the then Finance Minister Manmohan Singh and then Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao in creating economic blueprints in 1992. Even though Swamy was from BJP, he was also offered a cabinet seat in PV Narasimha Rao’s led Congress government.
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