BENGALURU: With Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy launching a series on attacks on political leaders and technocrats alike gaining massive criticism along the way, the Congress has accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi of backing Swamy saying his silence on the Rajya Sabha MP clearly means he is agreeing with his controversial statements.
“PM Modi has brought him into the Rajya Sabha with the sole purpose of targeting certain people and with that causing disruption within the party. If the PM is still silent on this issue, then it means that he agrees with Swamy,” Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge told ANI here.
Swamy came under attack after he posted on Twitter on Friday saying, "BJP should direct our Ministers to wear traditional and modernised Indian clothes while abroad. In coat and tie they look like waiters."
Even though he didn't name anyone, his tweet soon as Jaitley came on TV channels wearing a coat and tie while meeting officials in Beijing.
However today, he said that his tweets on the matter had been taken out of context, adding that he thought that Jaitley looked quite good in western clothes when he travelled abroad.
Speaking to the media, Swamy said that he had always targeted politicians in western threads when they travelled abroad, even during the UPA regime.
"This is part of bharatiyakaran. I have always been in Indian clothes and I have always practiced what I preach. It was not aimed at anyone else. Actually Mr. Jaitley looks very good, he looks like an exception," Swamy said.