New Delhi, Jagran Bureau. Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, considered synonymous with headlines, on Wednesday met Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and not only stirred up political circles but also compared Didi’s personality to former leaders like Moraraji Desai, Rajiv Gandhi, Chandrashekhar and PV Narasimha Rao. Taxes to the Prime Ministers sooner or later also indicated to be part of the campaign to fuel the national ambitions of the Chief Minister of Bengal. Praising Didi, Swami said that she is such a leader that she does what she says.
Swamy’s compliments after meeting Mamata, who came to Delhi to speed up the Trinamool Congress’s expansion campaign, are naturally comforting to the TMC. Unhappy with not getting any major role in the second innings of the NDA government, Swamy is not averse to openly criticizing the decisions of the government for some time.
Swami’s meeting with Didi, who has very cordial relations with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and VHP, may not cause any political upheaval, but Mamata’s 2024 initiative will be used by TMC for its political stir. Swami and Didi met and talked at the residence of Mamta’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee in the capital. Pictures related to the meeting were also shared on Twitter by both TMC and Swamy.
Praising Didi, Swamy tweeted, “Till now the politicians with whom he has met or worked with puts Mamata Banerjee in the category of Jayaprakash Narayan, Morarji Desai, Rajiv Gandhi, Chandrashekhar, PV Narasimha Rao . For whom the words he said had meaning. There was no difference between his words and deeds. This quality is rare in Indian politics.
It is also interesting that in his list of ideal leaders, he did not even name any veteran BJP leader. Swamy’s Rajya Sabha term ends next year and just last month he was shown the way out of the BJP’s national executive.
Although Swamy’s affection for Didi is not instantaneous, he had also criticized the central government’s decision not to allow Mamta to go to Italy to meet the Pope sometime back and demanded a withdrawal of the decision.
Last year too, when the political war between the BJP and the TMC was on the rise in Bengal, Swamy had also called Mamata a true Hindu and a Durga devotee. Before the 2014 elections, Swamy supported the campaign to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister and till now he may criticize the government but has not commented on PM Modi.