New Delhi: Terming Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy as an 'unguided missile', the Janata Dal (United) on Friday said he has backfired at the saffron party, who brought him to the Rajya Sabha to counter the Gandhi family.
"Subramanian Swamy is an unguided missile. Few leaders of the BJP brought him to Rajya Sabha to use him against the Nehru-Gandhi family and now their move has backfired as he is attacking the BJP itself," JD (U) leader K.C Tyagi told ANI.
Tyagi's remark came after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defended his key policy makers after Swamy continued his tirade against top civil servants.
"An unfair and false attack on a disciplined civil servant in the finance ministry," Jaitley tweeted, hours after Swamy flung corruption allegations at economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das on Twitter.
Jailtey's reaction came after Swamy's went offensive against top finance ministry officials despite Jaitley defending civil servants and expressing "full confidence" in Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian earlier.
Swamy had yesterday said that he is not bothered about Jaitley's comments on Chief Economic Advisor Subramanian and adding that he will talk to party President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issues if and when required.
"What am I supposed to do on what Jaitleyji said? I will talk to party president and Prime Minister when required, right now it's not needed as I've said what I had to say," said Swamy.
Swamy had also suspended his demand to sack Subramanian after the BJP reiterated that the party does not share his views and Jaitley expressed confidence in the CEA.
Swamy alleged that Subramanian adopted an "anti-India" stance in the past.