Despite his criticisms of the Modi government, its leaders and the policies in the party, the leader continues to get ahead, all thanks to his knowledge of law and economics. The former teacher of economics at Harvard University, Swamy was also the helping hand of the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, during the Emergency.
In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, the leader spoke about the party’s strategy that helped them win the UP elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his dealings with Hindutva.
Swamy said that he did not expect such a tremendous victory after the first phase. He advised the party that governance was a necessary condition for victory, not a sufficient one. And then suggested putting forth the sentimental issue of Hindutva to ensure the party’s victory. It was, however, not taken up at the media level, but through word of mouth. Thenceforth, he was sure that the party would win.
Subramanian Swamy also revealed that Yogi Adityanath wasn’t the Chief Minister candidate for Uttar Pradesh even after the first phase. In fact, Yogi was sidelined at first since all the anglicized people in the party felt that he wasn’t a good face to project.
Talking further about BJP’s victory in the Uttar Pradesh elections, Swamy said that the party couldn’t have done it without Modi but even the PM couldn’t have delivered it all by himself. He went on to say that Modi, Hindutva and anti-corruption together secured the victory for the party.
In his conversation he also spoke about the out of court settlement of Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid issue, he said that Muslim parties are not agreeable to a negotiated settlement. He also revealed that they plan to take it ahead through court and are sure of their triumph.