We should not hesitate to dismiss any govt if it fails to fight terror: Subramanian Swamy
Terming terrorism a "cancer", BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday suggested the dismissal of any government which does not tackle the menace.
New Delhi: Terming terrorism a "cancer", BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday suggested the dismissal of any government which does not tackle the menace.
"We should not hesitate to dismiss any government if it doesn't perform on the issue of terrorism because it is a cancer. We can't allow it to happen. There are plenty of examples.
"In 1991, DMK had two-thirds majority. And they were talking in such extreme terms, so pleased to help LTTE. And at that time, we dismissed the government and they never got up after that," he said at a discussion on 'Contemporary Tamil Nadu Politics' organised here by the Tamil Cultural Forum on the occasion of Tamil new year.
"Will the central government take similar action (as in case of Karunanidhi government)? Well, we are working on it," he said, hoping that the government which is formed in the state after the upcoming Assembly polls will bring to an end the "Islamic menace".
Swamy claimed that a majority of Muslims and Hindus have the "same DNA".
India could not be disintegrated in the wake of years of Mughal rule as "people here fought" against aggression, unlike what happened in other countries, including democracies which "broke", he said as he pitched for a "united majority".
Swamy said Indians must look to their history to draw inspiration.
"In this country, if the majority is united, then you will have absolutely no problem of the minority community," he said.
Swamy lauded appointment of senior journalist Ram Bahadur Rai as the president of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA).
He also took a potshot at Congress for accusing BJP of trying to appropriate the legacies of BR Ambedkar and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, saying the UPA government led by it had denied both the posthumous Bharat Ratna which they deserved.
Major Gen. (retd) GD Bakshi, said the country is "under assault" from all sides and accused NGOs, sections of the media and lawyers for allegedly helping in the same.
He also hit out at JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar over the views expressed by him and ridiculed reports comparing him with Bhagat Singh.