New Delhi: The BJP will return to power at the Centre despite people angry over economic issues, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said at the India Ka DNA 2019 Conclave on Monday. The BJP leader, known for speaking his mind and not toeing the party line, said there is no ‘Brand Modi’ but the ideology of the BJP and its Hindutva agenda are the core issues that would give the party its second consecutive term at the Centre.
While speaking at the conclave, Swamy disagreed with many of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign initiatives. Attacking the ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign, Swamy said, “I am not a chowkidar as I am a Brahmin and can’t catch a thief. I don’t agree with the PM Modi’s definition of chowkidar as I can only tell who to catch and I can’t catch them.”
In a freewheeling talk, the Rajya Sabha MP once again took on his bete noire Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, calling him a failed finance minister with no knowledge of the economy. When asked who he considers an economist Finance Minister, Swamy said, “neither Jaitley nor Chidambaram are economists. The only economist finance minister was Dr. Manmohan Singh in 1991.”
Swamy also attacked Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi, reminding them that they are accused in National Herald case and are currently out on bail. Rahul Gandhi failed in M.Phil and his real name is Raul Vinchi, he further said.
On Ram Mandir, he called it a matter of faith for Hindus and that Mosques are only a place of offering namaz that can be erected anywhere. Making a strong pitch for the temple, Swamy said, “ If the government won’t make Ram Mandir, I will make it.”