The Delhi Police has filed an FIR against Subramanian Swamy in connection with the said editorial. Mr Swamy has been charged with Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code for spreading enmity between communities.
After Mr Swamy’s editorial was published, a group of Harvard students had urged the University to cancel the courses that Mr Swamy teaches every summer at the university. Still, Swamy now says that the case against him is a manifestation of political vendetta.
Consistency and credibility have never really been Subramaniam Swamy’s virtues. He has accused Sonia Gandhi of smuggling antiques, Harkishan Singh Surjeet of corruption, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Congress leader Arjun Singh of conspiring to derail the Rajiv Gandhi assassination trial, Vajpayee of getting drunk at an official function, and much more, without ever proving these charges. Maverick for many, evil incarnate for his detractors, Swamy is the epitome of opportunism in public life. Swamy believes in alliances of convenience than in everlasting friendships. It could be Sonia Gandhi one day and the RSS the next. All that matters to him, it seems, is his immediate objective. He was always out to get someone, bring down a government or finish off an enemy, even if that enemy was a potential friend. If we study his history it is undoubtedly clear that this man can never be trusted. He is a clear black mailer, highly opportunist and a political nuisance.