Swamy made an MP to break myth that Modi Govt doing nothing about Gandhis: BJP, RSS sources

Swamy's entry into the Congress-dominated Rajya Sabha “is being seen as a natural step forward” after his success in National Herald case.

Last Updated: May 16, 2016, 00:33 AM IST
Swamy made an MP to break myth that Modi Govt doing nothing about Gandhis: BJP, RSS sources

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who was nominated to the Rajya Sabha last month, has been inducted to disturb the Congress benches in the Upper House and break the myth that the Modi government is doing nothing about the Gandhis, a report said on Sunday citing party and RSS sources.

The report said that Swamy's entry into the Congress-dominated Rajya Sabha “is being seen as a natural step forward” mainly after his success in the National Herald case, involving the top Congress leadership.

It said that some BJP and Sangh leaders are of the opinion that “Swamy has been made an MP by the Modi Government only to break the myth that this Government has done nothing about the Gandhis.”

"It wants to fight the image. There was a need to send a message to the cadres," the report said quoting a Sangh leader.

“It is quite possible that Swamy could be used by the Government to build legal support for the Ram temple at Ayodhya at a later juncture,” the report observed.

The report said that Congress sources admit his entry “can't be taken lightly”.

"With Swamy on the other side, we will need both Kapil Sibal and P Chidambaram to face up to him," it said quoting a Congress MP.

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has reportedly described him as a "new gift of the BJP to us".