New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has dropped a silent bomb on the ongoing controversy around AgustaWestland scam.
Without giving out much details, the newly appointed Rajya Sabha MP took to Twitter and wrote, “a major revelation on AgustaWestland scam will be out soon which will change politics by 2017.”
Swamy, who triggered huge protests from Congress yesterday over his attempts to drag Sonia Gandhi in the AgustaWestland helicopter row, today again made some controversial remarks in Rajya Sabha which the Chair immediately expunged and warned him of action for "unnecessarily provoking" members on the other side.
Expunging Swamy's reference to the Constitution of another country that triggered vociferous protests from Congress members, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien also ordered media not to report the remarks.
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).
Swamy got up to clarify saying he had no objection to minority education institutions but the Constitution prohibits the State from financing them.
He was countered on this by the opposition to which he responded by dragging the name of another country, a reference that led to agitated Congress members rushing into the Well.
Kurien said he was expunging the reference to the Constitution of another country but that did not satisfy the Congress members who continued to shout slogans against Swamy.
The BJP MP, who took oath only on Monday, insisted that since his name has been taken by another member, he has a right to reply and again went on to refer to the country, drawing sharp rebuke from the Chair.
(With PTI inputs)