Monday, July 4, 2016

Swamy V Jaitley



On June 27 Arnab Goswami ran his interview of PM Narendra Modi on Timesnow. It was an over an hour-long interview which covered many topics. Most of the answers by Modi were smart and some just dodged the question or were vacant in his answers. What made me wonder is; why this sudden interview? There was no special reason for it or some occasion that BJP or Modi were marking that called for such an interview. On the same day India Today and other channels reported that Arun Jaitley was very upset with the attacks by Subramaniam Swamy on some of the FinMin officials and that he was cutting short his China visit:

One cannot be sure but it seems like AJ conveyed his anguish to Modi about the attacks by SS and forced Modi to go on air and let the world know whose side he is on. According to Arnab the interview was recorded in the morning of Monday, June 27 and aired the same day. Although it’s a suspicion, I strongly believe this:

From the whole interview the media, including Timesnow, picked up only one main issue – that of a question related to Raghuram Rajan and whether Modi had snubbed SS over RR and other FinMin officials SS had targeted in his attacks. Modi responded by stating RR is no less a patriot than anyone else. That’s a rather poor answer. Surely, RR’s work or performance is not going to be measured by his patriotism. And no; not even Modi’s work is going to be measured by how great a patriot he is, of which there is no doubt. The allegations against RR by SS have not been refuted and therefore SS has a right to stand his ground. That apart, being an RBI governor, for Rajan to utter nonsense like “one-eyed king” on the economy or idiotic political statements over the fraudulent “intolerance” campaign makes him unworthy of any high office in the Govt. He cannot act like a politician does. Other allegations were about strangling SMEs through high interest rates which are debatable. But certainly, RR had to go and the PM just sent him off with some back-handed compliments.

There are statements by SS on other FinMin officials like Arvind Subramaniam and Shaktikanta Das. None of these statements or allegations have been challenged or refuted either. In case of ArvindS, facts show that he was predominantly anti-Modi in the past and even against some Pharma interests of India versus the US. Das’ role in the Aircel-Maxis scam which involves P. Chidambaram and his son as also in the National Herald case is documented here. None of it makes pleasant reading. Therefore, the media, observers and many on the SM obviously made it a Swamy V Jaitley battle. I don’t think Swamy makes it any secret either.

Supporters of AJ in the media (and most of them are) and elsewhere ask if a person who has been loyal to BJP for 40 years should be rated over someone like SS who has changed loyalties in the past. It is true, SS has been erratic in the past, even helping to bring down the ABV govt once. AJ on his part is didactic and pompous, mostly in the media. SS does have some major accomplishments to his credit while AJ mostly has accomplishments as a party strategist and as an excellent lawyer. But here’s what matters:

When you go for a job interview, even with 20-25 years of experience, the one sitting opposite you is more keen to know what your major accomplishments were in the last 1-3 years. That’s what counts the most.

The comparison has to be who has more utility to India between AJ and SS. Right now, AJ doesn’t seem to have much utility for India as he is failing miserably in his job as minister of finance and also I&B. Mindless burdens on the middle class and almost daily empty blabber about the economy in the media. That is what AJ can boast about. And the only place where he conducts his Durbar is the media. From protecting Barkha Dutt in Radiagate and unwillingness to prosecute NDTV or having weddings of media-folks’ kids in his bungalow AJ is a media darling. In all his career you wouldn’t have seen one single article criticising him severely. Magic!

That’s where AJ fails miserably and SS stands out as a success. If CongressMuktBharat is a goal for Modi then SS has had an important to play in that. AJ had none. From 2G to National Herald to other issues, SS has led a severe, consistent onslaught against the Congress and their Chinese Gandhis and put them in a spot more than once. This has definitely helped BJP in cornering Congress as a corrupt party and scoring electoral wins in 2014 and many states after that. In what was a Modi-wave AJ lost a public election while SS did not get a party ticket. SS, to his credit, has at least two past public election victories to the LS while AJ has none. SS has a decent mass-base for a politician, including what he calls PTs on SM but AJ has none. AJ’s only mass base is the media and his Durbaris from it. What would you think of Modi if he were seen with some of the worst scumbags of media or with someone like Robert Vadra?

Even Arnab would have been somewhat embarrassed to be seen on the same table with the likes of Barkha, Nidhi or Vikram Chandra. That AJ’s relatives have Congress links is also known but that need not be of any consequence. His loyalty to the party is unquestionable and he’s a great defender of the party in the Parliament and outside but that is just about all. He filed a case against Kejriwal for defamation. However, when it comes to the party or the PM, AJ bothers least about the mindless venom, hatred and fake news that the media spews. And this, when he has the power to punish genuine wrong-doings. A Caravan Magazine article last year chronicled this Durbari and the web he weaves in Lutyens and Timesnow deleted this quote of his:

True to that quote, Outlook magazine in a recent article stated “Last year, when a less-than-flattering profile of the portly Union finance minister appeared, the few advertisements the publication received from PSU banks apparently started drying up because someone made phone calls from North Block. There is, of course, nothing to prove gossip like that”. Outlook probably refers to the Caravan article without naming it. Wow! Punishment for writing a long article about Jaitley? What’s the punishment for those media outlets who lie day in and out about the GOI? What’s the punishment for those outlets that constantly slander and lie about PM Modi? NOTHING! And post the Arnab-Modi interview the media went on a rampage against SS with bogus allegations and twisted headlines:

The day AJ was made Finance Minister I was the first to call him “PC in Pajamas”. His policies have the same tone as those of PC. His proximity to P. Chidambaram has had many wondering if he will let off PC and his family in multiple scams they are reported to be involved in. AJ is on record stating on NDTV that the NatHerald case can be closed if the Gandhis returned the money. And all this from the FM of a govt in which Modi has promised to punish the corrupt. As for black money, I never expected it to come back.  I would be just happy if more black money didn’t get warehoused abroad. Swamy too wants to be FM. He has stated he will abolish personal income tax and still have the treasury benefiting. All Modi or AJ need to do is ask him how and have a discussion. They will not.

So why is AJ a minister in ModiSarkar? After having lost the LS election which Navjot Siddhu (who had to vacate the seat for him) should have easily won? The answer is simple. AJ and Modi have long been chums from the early days of AJ in BJP and the days when AJ was election manager in Gujarat when Modi was CM. Besides, there could be another dangerous reason. With AJ in charge of I&B the vicious lies and attacks on Modi have still not stopped. Just imagine the hitjobs if he is out of the Cabinet. But a time has to come, and it surely will, when Modi will have to put Country ahead of his friendship with AJ. He can be in the Cabinet but better off with another portfolio. This consistent nurturing of anti-BJP, anti-Modi durbaris of media by AJ simply cannot go on forever without the party and Modi having to pay a severe price. And there is even a back-handed, sly acknowledgement of AJ’s credentials by the motor-mouth from Congress:

What Diggy says about Jaitley continuing PC’s legacy may only be partly true. But AJ has two ministries and in both he needs a sidekick MoS. One of the MoS (Rathore in I&B) is woefully incompetent. BJP and Modi supporters on SM and Twitter battle hard almost every day to dismantle the lies and crap peddled by media against BJP and Modi but these ministers sit like statues of Rodin in their offices doing nothing. This is where SS scores with the public. And why should SS be silenced to protect the ego of a non-performer? There is nothing that Swamy has said that is inappropriate or against the party (his tweets are sometimes caustic but that is no offence). Continuing with Congress stooges in the govt has serious problems. Ishrat files have disappeared and who knows how many other files have disappeared. Who knows how many corrupt people from the Congress years are being protected? These are not imaginary threats that SS talks about.

Like I stated before, in this battle our interest should not be which individual we are more supportive of. I do not follow or directly support either of them. Our simple concern has to be which one offers greater utility and service to India. The competition is not in patriotism, the competition is in productive and measurable results and impact for the country. And in that AJ fails miserably as a self-serving, self-protecting, survive-under-any-cost politician. SS may have been erratic in the past but in the last few years he is the one who has delivered more for India, the BJP and Modi in political success and in bringing the corrupt to account. That benefits India and that is what should count. 


62 comments :

  1. Spot on Ravinar Ji:

    AJ is a durbari.. and as you rightly said. no article criticizing AJ has ever appeared..

    He is a smooth talker.. and good to talk in Rajya Sabha and TV interviews.. that's it..

    2 years.. can't even think of one single achievement.

    He is being shielded.. and I fear that he has some secret of Modi.. which the country does not know..

    AJ is sort of Kaalsarp dosh and sadhe saati.. combined for Modi Govt.. If Modi does not win again in 2019 - it will be only because of AJ.

    And I think.. if some other person is made Min of I&B.. who is shrewd and manipulative.. then we need not fear of media unleashing more of anti Modi rantings... MSM has no loyalty and cares only about money.. hit them where it hurts.. squeeze the ads.. they will fall in line.. dig out their tax violations.. all media houses have done some mistake or other.. silently target them and hit them below the belt..

    BJP needs to play the game by media's dirty ways..

    Hope Modi realises how much negativity is against AJ among his supporters..

    Keep writing Ravinar Ji.. and more frequently please..

    Cheers

    Ramesh NV

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    1. BJP needs to play the game by media's dirty ways.. Well said.

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  2. Well said sir. A loser like AJ has no right to be MLA, forget a minister. But he seems to have got some good boost from Ambanis,so as to retain chair

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  3. Am surprised at continuance of AJ as FM when he has needlessly antagonised the Middle Class by his irrational tax increases and by failing to control inflation. Wonder if AJ is the Trojan Horse of Sonia and Lutyens Delhi crowd in Modi cabinet. Why he isn't shunted out to some less damaging ministry is the $60 question ❓

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  4. Probably the FIRST article that lays AJ "nekkid". Of course Raviji is NOT a Darbari and gets no ads from The Govt. There is hardly a comparison between AJ and SS. The achievements of SS are remarkable and outstanding. His steadfast fight against the corrupt be it JJ or PC FAMILY or the FIRST FAMILY if CHINESE GANDHIS displays his fearlessness. He does proper research before he targets anyone, but once the crook is in his cross hairs, consider the end has come. AJs us not too faraway... more of his shenanigans will tumble out once the crimes if NDTV are exposed in court by SS as he has promised. As a friend, mentioned and guide SS is a Guruji many would wish for. As for AJ, well, enough said. Truth has an inconvenient of popping up when least expected. ACHHEY DIN aa rahein hain. Take a bow Raviji! Well done.

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  5. Auto correct on a phone is embarrassing at times. .... as a MENTOR...

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  6. Probably the FIRST article that lays AJ "nekkid". Of course Raviji is NOT a Darbari and gets no ads from The Govt. There is hardly a comparison between AJ and SS. The achievements of SS are remarkable and outstanding. His steadfast fight against the corrupt be it JJ or PC FAMILY or the FIRST FAMILY if CHINESE GANDHIS displays his fearlessness. He does proper research before he targets anyone, but once the crook is in his cross hairs, consider the end has come. AJs us not too faraway... more of his shenanigans will tumble out once the crimes if NDTV are exposed in court by SS as he has promised. As a friend, mentioned and guide SS is a Guruji many would wish for. As for AJ, well, enough said. Truth has an inconvenient of popping up when least expected. ACHHEY DIN aa rahein hain. Take a bow Raviji! Well done.

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  7. AJ needs to be relocated elsewhere in the cabinet
Damage to BJP needs to be stopped if Modi is serious about winning two terms more

Sick Congress stooges are nurtured by AJ


If Modi is not sure about setting right the stunts by AJ BJP stands to lose its mandate soon

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  8. I have a doubt...Modi to the ''specific question of RS MP vs R Rajan'' asked by Arnab answered it incoherently...because question was person 'Specific'....and the answer was generalized as ''any person from any party.......seeking publicity etc''..Why would any other person have 'animus' against RBI Governor? The way Modi said...'' no one is above the system'' was completely opposite to the view always taken by Swamy....Infact...he never went against the system....(That's the reason he calls Kejriwal naxalite),,,! He worked within the system and extracted the desired result!
    Therefore there some foul play ...the question actually asked was different than the one portrayed!!And,,Great AS with AJ manipulated it to suit their agenda,,,,,!!
    Time will tell.....

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  9. PJ should be shown the doors, in the interest of the Nation and BJP, i still remember a Dear friend who was connected with PJ's election managing team, calling me, 3 days prior to the voting date, and saying AJ is losing by a margin not less than 2.5Lakh !!!!! Even his debates in the RS looks fixed !!

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  10. Rightly said ...SS been silence to protect the ego of non performer & attacks on modi continue even after aj been incharge of I&b is really worrying.

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  11. PC in pajamas a great word coined

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  12. The Cabinet reshuffle is long over due. Performance appraisal by PM Modi is underway.

    Who will assess Arun Jaitley's performance as in-charge of three ministries-- Finance, I&B and Corporate Affairs with sidekick MOSs in all the three.

    Jaitley ,it is believed, has been largely responsible for slowing down investigations of UPA's scams and return of black money from abroad.
    This has brought disrepute to PM Modi.

    Is Modi bereft of competent people to divest Arun Jaitley of two portfolios including the I&B ?
    One gets the impression that the Media is being manipulated in a subtle manner.

    Jaitley's performance has been lacklustre.
    Though knowledgeable and gifted with oratorial skill, he is pompous. ponderous and didactic in approach.
    A poor administrator.

    The country needs quiet performers.

    PM Modi will realise his mistake,soon


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  13. I don't know paradigm of nature,But AJ is harming Modi and BJP and RSS shud not be a mute spectator to ruins of BJP.AJ blackmailing MODI with some CD supplied by Sonia after she get hold of the CD which is highly damaging to Modi.

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    1. Agreed! I have that hunch, modi is a seasoned politician who made his way to the top,i don't think modi is oblivious of the deeds of Astin-ka-sanp. Sure, he is under some compulsion or has already over-paid AJ for his support for the latter's PM candidacy

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  14. if you wont kill enemies they will kill you

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  15. Ravinar The last paragraph sums it up. Surely AJ must be switched & after discussing with SS , Modi must if acceptable to make India well developed , he must be given chance. After all it was SS's strategy with Chandrasekhar gave opportunity to PVNR to open up India via duffer head "MaunaMohan" Singh & no one can deny.

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  16. Ravinar The last paragraph sums it up. Surely AJ must be switched & after discussing with SS , Modi must if acceptable to make India well developed , he must be given chance. After all it was SS's strategy with Chandrasekhar gave opportunity to PVNR to open up India via duffer head "MaunaMohan" Singh & no one can deny.

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  17. If Nation is above party as Modi always says.Nation has nothing to do with their personal friendship.Modi has to answer for his electoral promises not jetly.If Modi replaces jetly from finance,I&B to otherministry that will be in the intrest of INDIA.I hope modi will do that

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  18. Ravinar, Thanks for an incisive article. It is high time PM Modi realises that he is losing the goodwill of the people which may affect his chance of coming to power again in 2019 because of certain actions/inaction on the part of Arun Jaitley.

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    1. although people likes modi but they don't like AJ for his anti people policies and pro corporats policies.Price rise made life hell.Whatever may be the utilities of AJ for congressman they used him to hilt.PC is FM now and Sonia is PM now.

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  19. मार्मिक लेख।
    किसी जेटली-फेटली को देश नहीं जानता,अंतत: 2019 में इन व् ऐसे सभी प्रश्नो का उत्तर मोदीजी को ही देना होगा; वे स्वयं इधर ध्यान दें व् यह 'घाण' स्वच्छ करें, देश उनके साथ रहेगा ही!

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  20. मार्मिक लेख।
    किसी जेटली-फेटली को देश नहीं जानता,अंतत: 2019 में इन व् ऐसे सभी प्रश्नो का उत्तर मोदीजी को ही देना होगा; वे स्वयं इधर ध्यान दें व् यह 'घाण' स्वच्छ करें, देश उनके साथ रहेगा ही!

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  21. Ravi Sir,

    Awesome as always.

    Don't need to comment anything you have precisely covered all points and everyone agrees Dr Swamy is an asset for our country. No second thoughts about it. Just one point you missed here while arguing is the Hindutva factor. Dr Swamy, apart from taking on corrupts HEAD-ON, dragging them to courts, is also committed to the cause of Hindus, be it the UCC or the Ram Mandir issue, he is continuously after it. He is in the SC with his petition for Ram Mandir. And a lot other.
    Any given day, nationalists will always support Dr Swamy. Agree, he was a bit erratic in the past. But his fights are for a greater cause.. for a better India. We all LOVE him.
    Jaitley is a no match for him. Don't know why he enjoys so much of Modi's support. Wish to see Modi induct Dr Swamy in the Cabinet soon with a BIG portfolio and utilize his expertise.

    At the end of the day.. it should be India as a Nation who shoukd be winning.

    Jai Hind.


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  22. Sad thing is, BJP wasted its years in opposition. They did not build a shadow cabinet by grooming talent. So now Modi finds himself with very few talented folks. Jaitley should be made in charge of women and child welfare or minority affairs, frankly!

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  23. Excellent as usual this post is also depressing if one has the interest of country at heart. I wish Modi reads it.

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  24. AJ was also the defense minister right at the start of modi govt, all the major defense related scams were unearthed after AJ was replaced by Manohar Parikar, who knows what AJ was doing for so short time as a defense minister, probably erasing all the proofs of sonia govt scams in defense sector. I remember AJ had been really ill and had to be hospitalized after that short stint as defense minister, maybe burning the midnight oil to destroy all the files.
    As soon as Manohar Parikar became defense minister, In a function he had stated that a former PM had compromised our deep strategic assets in Pakistan, why didn't AJ said that on public platform??, being a defense minister he must be privy to the info, why he kept quiet?? whom was he shielding?
    Why was this unelected man given two imp portfolios of finance and defense

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    1. Why was this unelected man given two imp portfolios of finance and defense..? True...it is the question haunting many Indians. Only Modiji could answer this..

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  25. AJ is the weak/blind spot of Modi and may, one day, turn out to be the nemesis too! People are waiting and watching for 'action' against the corrupt PC/NDTV/Hawala etc and nothing is happening! AJ and his ilk are courting the Macaulay channels day-in and day-out!

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  26. All these conspiracy theories and wild allegations just show you are a true Bhakt of SS. Although I like SS's over the top assertions, one can't really take him seriously as a minister where decorum is of utmost importance.
    If Modi is continuing with AJ, then its probably a well thought out decision. Modinomics has moved a lot towards the centre from the right. That's because he wants to win in 2019, not lose like ABV.

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  27. It is better to Mr.Arun Jaitley to take advisory role like Murli Manohar Joshi/Advani and see that their BJP grows in India. He is such a learned man but why he is not understanding that he is a drag to Govt in taking forward India to next millennium.

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  28. In all fairness one must add that Modi's reference to RRRs patriotism was not in response to query about his performance. It was the answer to SS saying that RRR was mentally not fully Indian.As for Aj to be a trojan horse of the KhanChris in the cabinet has some strategic advantages.Most of his seemingly not so popular economic decisions are not being hammered by the MSM owing to his good offices.This will keep the BJP's ratings in the country unharmed.

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  29. Earlier Sonia ruled through MMS. Now she is ruling through AJ. Modi is a mute spectator to all this happening around him and is happy with his foreign trips.

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  30. No more ads for mediacrooks!

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  31. Modi's actions of the past 2 years convey a message that he himself is not interested in a second term. It's not as if he doesn't know that JetLee is a useless minister and should be shunted out all together if not to a less significant portfolio but something is preventing him from carrying this out. Not only JetLee, atleast half of the cabinet ministers needs to be sent out for this govt to come back to power in 2019. I don't agree that there is no talent available inside BJP for ministerships, it's only the lack of will on the part of Modi & Shah to do this. Anyway for all SS fans here he will not become a minister as he has crossed the threshold age of 75 that Modi had imposed on his ministers in 2014. If it has to be relaxed for SS then there will be lot more heart burning among the party stalwarts who were all sidelined by Modi.

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  32. A pointed article. Readers should also read the link of Caravan magazine provided in the article to know Arun Jaitly more and understand him better. I have always held the view that if the BJP, I am sorry Modiji is going to lose 2019,one of the prime reasons will be having Arun Jaitley as FM annd InB Min. Its time Modiji remembers his election rally speeches and the promise he made to go after the corrupt and guilty! Such frequent articles from such good and informed writers is the need of the hour for us to try and wake up Modiji!

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  33. Jaitly is called Jai Italy for the right reasons

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  34. Modi got overwhelming support for his extra loud promises. So far he has not much to show. Jaitley is a liability and should be shown the door. But the $64000 question is whether Modi can or will do it. If not then why not? What are Modi's compulsions?? Intriguing.

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  35. Subramanian Swamy strength comes from speaking truth and he is way ahead of his times. Arun Jaitely may be a good lawyer, yet he has NO strengths as that of Subramanian Swamy. Raghunath Rajan being a khangress appointee being an academician should have restricted talking on political lines. Modi should have talked out privately with Subramanian Swamy & sorted out the internal matters instead of airing publicly.
    Till date every statement of Subramanian Swamy is not denied forgot about being false, they are full of truth and truth. He has dynamic ideas & should be given a serious thought. Such creative people at times are not good in implementation or administration. He should be given a free chance for good of India.
    In this case, BJP has erred. There is NO doubt on it.

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  36. Jaitely like Hillary Clinton is a product of political system & is an undesirable element. Lawyers as finance ministers is an incorrect position. There should be some functional expert / competence in that field. It is like Jaya Prada being made defense minister !!!

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  37. As usual, excellent blog.I think Modi knows what AJ is doing but probably helpless at the present time.He is waiting for right time to take action.May be he will make him President of India to make way for a competent man as FM.One has to boot him to higher if he can not boot him out.This is the reason SS is now RS member.

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  38. Who do you think is the most untrustworthy in the Union Cabinet?
    I would say, it is the PM himself.

    He proved himself more loyal to one lousy man than Mother India and its 1.3bn children.

    It was crystal clear from day-1 that Modi was a thoroughly compromised soul.

    If one couldn't comprehend or appreciate this truth, well, the only thing left is to curse ones's own creator :((

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  39. Excellent article Ravinar,
    Somebody close to BJP told me that 'Arun Jaitley is just alter ego of P.Chidambaram' meaning no political weight, is a durbari, has connections across parties and knows how to shield himself from media criticism. Turning out to be true, a significant number of people in BJP over joyed that AJ had lost only to be disappointed that he was made FM.
    He was the only main leaders among Lk,Sushma,Yashwant not to take modi head on before modi was made campaign chief and later OM nominee.

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  40. Modi compromised in case of both AJ and Rajnath.. two of the worst performing ministers occupying key portfolios.

    I wish Dr Swamy do a Donald Trump and takeover BJP.

    - An utterly disappointed ex. Modi fan

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  41. Politics is a dirty complex game. Obviously PM Modi did not get where he is by being naive. There has to be a plan by virtue of which JaiItaly is placed so highly in the government. He is universally disliked by all BJP and Modi supporters, yet he cannot be touched.

    SS on the other hand is a one man corruption fighting patriot but too brash and uncompromising for regular politics. Maybe we are not yet ready to go all out in our fight against corruption because the corrupt in India are powerful, have deep roots and well connected. Modi probably needs several years before he can really go after the political mafia... Until then unfortunately we will have to allow the looters to get away free in the interest of bigger things.

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  42. One of the finest write ups on the above subject, objective to the core, pragmatic if Modi can act, abrasive politically. But, if this country has to progress CEO has to keep his foot down and take call keeping National interest above everything before time is lost as people are not going to spare him for non-performance❗️

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  43. People keep harping on lok sabha majority, when tragedy lies with indian constitution that Rajya Sabha majority is what it counts in making legislations. This point need to be highlighted to make a case for constitutional amendments.
    Think Modi is dependent on Jaitely law skills in wading off schemy moves of khangress in godhra or ishrat cases.
    It is beyond doubt that BJP is short on talent.
    Neither BJP made a blue print for each ministry for the tasks ahead and road map for each ministry. Surprising it has a map for fighting elections in each constituency but not the actual job itself.
    The MPs also want to become minister, but they do not have skills or vision or road map in mind nor the tactics in implementing it.
    It is time for BJP to start engaging technocrats in to adviser fold & give them the task under the fictituous umbrella of Union Minister.

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  44. Its 2 years and Jaitley is still there. 3-4 years would be too late..If Jaitley stays for 5 years till 2019, BJP is sure to loose in 2019. Parrikar like person is needed as FM, and Swamy is an ideal choice for that. Swamy's image is shaping up like that of MODI in 2013 , where inspite of all opposition from within , he was made PM candidate by BJP.Hope Jaitley like duds are booted out soon from FM like I&B soon..

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  45. I hope some day we will get true nationalists like SS as an important minister in the government. He too talented to be just a MP.

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  46. At 75 years one does not aspire anything much than doing some service to the nation & leave the world in peace. Seriously think PM Modi has erred in his open criticism of Swamy, which could have been better managed. Swamy is definitely loud & wide mouthed, yet he speaks the truth !!
    Sunanda Pushkar case or the Vadra-Haryana case or Vadra-Rajastan case do not seem to go anywhere. It appears BJP is cooling its feet & the little faith that the above scams will see & settled in court seems to be remote & the trust BJP gained is lost for ever. Khangress & BJP are same faces of the coin.

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  47. Swamy V Jaitley
    Well..but why? It can't be a very comfortable situation for Modi gov.But..Who is responsible for this situation?

    Swamy? - No..Jaitley? - No..Modi? - Partly..but mainly it's BJP's nasty moral brigade supported by rogue industry lobby(which looted us for years with Sonia and gang).. who never want to see a smooth sailing of Modi. I can say they are as venomous as Congi Criminals led by Sonia.

    2014..Modi won the battle not only against united coalition of anti-national forces but also against media mafias.Then why he will be afraid of media? In present day scenario, the mandate was huge. And with that mandate, Modi could have shown what he is known for..courage. Did he? .. Not really. He could have easily taken the advantage of charged atmosphere and shown some guts . But he couldn't.

    Jaitley suffered a crushing defeat in a comparably safe seat..in a BJP-coalition ruled state. It was near to Lutyen's club also. And that was enough to show what exactly people think about him.

    But when cabinet formed..Modi not only surprised everyone but also shaken the faith of people quite a bit. Inclusion of Jaitley just gave ammo to Congis and Commies who made a slave PM through back door . And many such scoundrels like yechury,karat who can't even win a municipal election but constantly lecture us on everything from parliament.

    Jaitley – Articulate, Intelligent, etc..etc..etc. I feel pity for those who think these are criterion for any politician in any country to hold the Finance portfolio. Remember PC..who was always in charge of important portfolios like Finance,Defence,Commerce..and we all know why. We all know almost all media houses are practically run by crooked industrialists like Ambanis, Murthys,Jindals. And so no one has to be an Einstein to understand that if you don't keep their man in that portfolio..their dogs will attack you. I thought that Modi will walk on a different path but he couldn't and so far Jaitley has done enough damage by taxing people too much and protecting all corrupts whom Modi promised to punish. Progress of 2G,Coal and other scams only says it more..

    So I think that the real battle is more like a Modi vs Modi now..If you want to win the trust of people then you cna't keep those men close to you whom people don't trust..Simple.

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  48. Thanks for telling it exactly like it is! The day AJ was made finance minister when he has no finance bkground, I lost respect for Modi. After your article, I am now thinking that a seasoned politician like Modi retaining AJ [an Advani favorite?] in the top position could either be "keep your friends close, your enemies closer" [which I doubt] OR logic says that AJ must be having some real hold on Modi that Modi fears.... Too bad... I was hoping that in the recent shuffle this guy will be shunted out of Finance - hasnt happened. Which kind of confirms my doubt...
    SS is a maverick who cannot be trusted to work in a specific direction. If he thinks its right to do so, he will train his guns on Modi itself - he is at best a loose cannon, so I don't think this is any Modi-SS plan to oust AJ by the backdoor. God help India with guys like AJ around...

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  49. Hi friends,
    What has modi achieved in 2 years....
    Forign trips to more than 50 countries....whom do ypu think rules india when modi goes to forign arun jaitly..
    FDI IN ALL FIELDS....
    GMO IN AGRICULTURE.......
    1 TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT GONNA BE AQCUIRED TO MAKE INDIA SLAVE LIKE GREECE TO WORLD BANK/IMF......FOR BUYING SOLAR PANELS FROM USA.......
    ALL GOLD OF TEMPLES LIKE THIRUPAYHI,SODHI VINAYAK ETC ARE MELTED AND REPLACED WITH PAPER BONDS LIKE IN USA.....
    IMF AND WORLD BANK STOOGES RAGHURAM RAJAN,JAITLY TAKE FINANCIAL DECUSIONS AS PER TBEIR MASTERS IN WEST.....RULE INDIA......
    PARTIES IN POWER WILL CHANGE.......BUT POLICIES WILL BE SAME BENIFITTNG CORPORATES AND WEST IS COMING BACK TO COLONIZE INDIA LIKE THEY WERE BEFORE 1947.........VIA FDI AND FORIGN BANKS DOMINATE INDIA MONETORY SYSTEM...

    WHAT FOR INDIANS ITS INCOME TAX,GST TAX,ENTERTAINMENT TAX,LUXURY TAX,VAT TAX,SERVICE TAX,EXCERSISE DUTY,SWATCH BHARAT TAX ETC.......
    STILL MODI BHAKTS OR CONGRESSIES OR AAP.....THINK THEIR RUKERS RULE THIS COUNTRY FORCOMMON MAN ......BETTER GOID LUCK TO U ALL.....

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    1. Rightly said. Modi has proved to be less than useless. He should step down and allow Swamy to take over.

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    2. Dear Shankar Subramanian

      1) First calm done and think cooly
      2) India never invested or looked for worthy partners in defence segment for all these 65 years. Now sudden you wake up and find the world has changed & no one is willing to give you technology
      3) India had an excellent form Non-alignment movement, which got a silent death, it was a parallel UN and was acting as a pressure group & really worth. India allowed it to die
      4) If you want to revive non-alignment nations again i.e. Africa was our main supporters, but you never visited Africa in all those 65 years, so Modi had a task to do that now.
      5) I suspect that you must be using Apple or Blackberry mobile and not any Indian company promoted product - right please confirm. If you feel so much about the nation, buy Indian goods.
      5) Khangress for many years have been using tax payer money for gaining votes - it was master stroke of a genius... use govt money in form of subsidies and get votes while India bleeds, Khangress party goes smiling to Switzerland.
      6) Now there is NO money left in the banks / also no money with govt for it coffers are all empty. So taxation is a must.

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    3. Hi friend,
      Moci govt /congress govt after 1990 which ever govt formed have approved globalization and allowed fdi in all fields......a country whixh does not protects her indigeneous business..be it in defence /agriculture/electronics...depends on forigners to do everything for us......it economice policies and govt will be dominAted by forigners.......its beurocrats will only work for forign interests not in the interest of indians........

      Just look at all RBI GOVERNERS AND FINANCE MINISTERS WHO ALL WERE APPOINTED FORM 1990.....
      ALL HAVE HAD A CONNECTION WITH IMF AND WORLD BANK......

      GMO IS ALLOWED TO DESTROY INDIGENEOUS CROPS
      FDI IS ALLOWED IN ALL BUSINESES TO KILL INDIGENEOUS BUSINESSES.....
      ....
      INDIAS POLICIES ARE DOMINATED BY WESTERN INTERESTS NIT INDIAN INTERESTS.....
      JUST LOOK AT WHAT ALL THE COUNTRIES MANMOHAN AND MODI HAVE VISITED SO FAR....
      WHAT POLICIES THEY HAVE FOLLOWED......BOTH WILL BE SIMILAR......

      PARTIES WILL CHANGE....POLICIES WILL BE SAME...AIDING CORPORATES TO MINT MORE MONEY AND FDI MASTERS TO TAKE MORE CONTROL ON COUNTRY'S RESOURCES.....

      IF MODI GOVT IS RULED BY SO CALLED "DESH BAKTS...." WHO ARE WORKING TO MAKE INDIA DEVELOPED 24 X 7....

      CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED TO " THORIUM SCAM IN RAMAESHWARAM"....VAJPAYE GPVT ALLOWED EXPORT OF SOIL TO AMERICA.....MODI AND MANOHAN GOVT HAVE FOLLOWED IT.....
      WHEN WE HAVE 800 YEARS THORIUM RESERVES WHY SHOULD MODI AND MANMOHAN GOVT BEGGING FOR ...URANIUM RESERVES....
      ALSO MODI IS GOING TO BUY "1 TRILLION DOLLAR LOAN FROM WORLD BANK TO GET SOLAR PLATES FROM USÀ"...

      NO MATTER WHO EVER RULES...POLICIES ARE SAME HARMING NATIONAL INTERESTS

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  50. Going by the article, the advantages Modiji Govt gets if it is with SS far outweigh the dangers of AJ if he shunted out. Better Early than late.

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  51. The advantage of Subramanian Swamy is that he will get 100% support fro m all Hindus & provide him all information of any wrong doing .... He is a star to all of us and he NOT disappointed any one who laid trust in him

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  52. Subramanian Swamy till date use all his skills for benefit of Indian society unlike Arun Jaitely. So people trust Swamy more than Narendra Modi. So far no one denied what Swamy says boldly in all public forums.

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