Rajiv Gandhi and Narasimha Rao laid foundations for Ram temple: Swamy

As the foundation stone for the Ram Mandir is laid, the question of what a Ram Rajya will imply for the country has constantly been raised. According to BJP MP and Economist Dr Subramanian Swamy, it implies the "implementation of the Indian Constitution, in a nutshell."  Speaking during The New Indian Express' e-expressions conducted along with the India Policy Foundation, Swamy said, "This is true because all the concepts of Ram and what he propagated is there in the Directive Principles and the Fundamental Rights and in the advocacy of language in the Constitution." Swamy was in conversation with TNIE Editorial Director Prabhu Chawla, Prof Kapil Kapoor, Chairman, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies and Dr Kuldeep Ratnoo, Director, India Policy Foundation.  Upon being asked if the people who wrote the Constitution of India were 'Ram Bhakts', Swamy insisted vehemently, "Absolutely, Ambedkar was one of the finest. Nehru made him bitter and towards the end of his life, he became very harsh. But if you see his seminar papers at Columbia University in 1915 and subsequently his books, he is perhaps the most articulate spokesman for Hindutva I can think of. I have read every one of those books and that's why I revere him." When Prabhu Chawla asked if he had been invited to the laying of the foundation stone at Ayodhya, he was quick to say, "No."  He explained, "If I would have gone there, all the sadhus would have got up and cheered me and that would have had a bad effect on those on the stage." Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to preside over the Bhoomi Puja on Wednesday.  When asked about whether the invite should have been extended across party lines in a bid to end the politics around Ram, Swamy said, "Anti-Ram sections have been in power for all these years and now they have lost due to Ram. The present generation of Congress leaders don't understand that it was begun by Rajiv Gandhi when he showed the Ramayan serial on Doordarshan against the total objection of his party. I was there, I was his good friend and I knew how much difficulty he had. And he allowed the VHP to plant their foundation and gave a promise that if he came back to power he would rebuild the (Ram) Temple." He added, "There was no politics of Ram, ever. We just wanted the temple built." 

published on : 5th August 2020

SC upholds Travancore royal family's rights to administer Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple

The Supreme Court on Monday in a 300-page verdict upheld the rights of Travancore royal family in the administration of Thiruvananthapuram's famed Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple.

published on : 13th July 2020

Modi keeps his critics far away and that's not helping him: Subramanian Swamy

Subramanian Swamy said the government is not lacking in good advisors, but they are not being heard.

published on : 13th January 2020

Need to abolish income tax completely for economy to grow: Subramanian Swamy

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said the less said about Nirmala Sitharaman, the better at Think Edu 2020.

published on : 12th January 2020

India is already a Hindu Rashtra: Subramanian Swamy

The BJP MP and former Minister was talking on the topic 'Life After Ayodhya: What's Next?' at TNIE's ThinkEdu Conclave 2020.

published on : 9th January 2020

It's stupid for opposition to demand Bill to incorporate Muslim minorities too: Subramanian Swamy

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy spoke to the media about his views on the several arguments around the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

published on : 12th December 2019

Floods in Kurnool district, Mahanandeeswara Swamy temple submerged

While two temple ponds got filled up and the rainwater filled the entire temple premises, water entered the sanctum santorum of the shrine.

published on : 17th September 2019

Karnataka Speaker disqualifies 14 rebel Congress-JDS MLAs day ahead of trust vote

Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar on Sunday disqualified 14 more rebel MLAs under the anti-defection act till the end of the current term of the assembly in 2023.

published on : 28th July 2019

Yediyurappa takes oath as CM, Karnataka BJP members celebrate

Karnataka BJP chief BS Yediyurappa took oath as the Chief Minister for the fourth time on July 26.

published on : 26th July 2019

High command has taken this decision: Karnataka BJP MP on Yeddyurappa as next CM

On July 26, Yeddyurappa declared that he will be the next Chief Minister of the state of Karnataka.

published on : 26th July 2019

WATCH: Political clash in Bengaluru during Karnataka floor test

Just moments before HD Kumaraswamy lost the trust vote, a clash emerged between workers of the BJP and the Congress-JD(S) coalition.

published on : 23rd July 2019

HD Kumaraswamy's government will fall down: Karnataka BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje

After Supreme Court's verdict on the Karnataka rebel MLAs case, this Karnataka BJP MP said she was sure of the Congress-JD(S) government falling down in the state as they have lost majority.

published on : 18th July 2019

Analysis: What can be done to end the Karnataka crisis?

Will the HD Kumaraswamy government maintain its hold in Karnataka after the turmoil caused by the resignation of 16 MLAs? Team TNIE analyses.

published on : 10th July 2019
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