Swamy doesn’t need Z security, nobody wants to hurt him, he’s great entertainment value

Swamy added to the pathetic defence by going out of his way to let the world know that he and Modi had never ever, cross my heart, discussed the issue of National Herald.

Bikram Vohra December 19, 2015 21:12:09 IST
Swamy doesn’t need Z security, nobody wants to hurt him, he’s great entertainment value

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Living abroad and watching TV coverage of the Gandhis in court one could be forgiven for believing that the Congress was the government at the Centre. It was all about a supposedly marginalised party that hogged the attention with the BJP in the shadows. Who were these thousands of supporters who fetched up...doesn’t everyone hate the Congress?

Swamy doesnt need Z security nobody wants to hurt him hes great entertainment value

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. PTI

Like the Michael Jackson song Thriller it was the raising of the politically dead...the zombies were up and moving. Names consigned to the rust of history were set to music by shrill anchors: Ahmed Patel, Mohsina Kidwai, Meira Kumar, Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni, Sheila Dikshit, Kapil Sibal, in a line that never ends came an army of their friends, come to jabber and to chatter and to tell us what the matter is with Modi and his buddies.

It has to be asked why the BJP would hand over this cylinder of oxygen to the comatose Congress in general and the Gandhis in specific.

The way they arrived at Patiala House Court would have made Caesar change his PR team to enter Rome after whacking Pompey.

The moment the passports or Mum and Son et al was not asked for and they got a toy bail of Rs 50,000, the Swamy spitfire spat soggy saliva. It was not surprising that the BJP immediately went into damage control and made it into a Subramanian Swamy enterprise, nothing to do with us. Seeing as how they have been crying from rooftops about the day of reckoning that wimpish response to the anti-climax sounded tinny. Suddenly it all became a normal legal procedure not the execution of a party leadership.

Swamy added to the pathetic defence by going out of his way to let the world know that he and Modi had never ever, cross my heart, discussed the issue of National Herald.

Oh come on, give us a break.

Perhaps it is time for the BJP to get over its Congress-phobia and also realise that they do not need to be knee jerk in their reactions to the word ‘Gandhi.’ Go back to governance, this is so out of sync with what is expected.

Get over it and get on with governance.

Naturally, the afternoon ended with Sonia and Rahul predictably playing to the gallery with pithy speeches of self-effacing humility with former prime minister Manmohan Singh adding his screechy two bits. If I was Modi I would put a little extra sugar in my tea to make it palatable.

The plot boomeranged.

Because whoever advised the BJP on this gambit better get his CV ready.

In the interim, Swamy does not need Z security. Nobody wants to hurt him. He is too much entertainment value...look what he has done for the TRPs.

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