The answer to that question is very clear to our dear Dr Subramanian Swamy, president of the Janata Party. For those of us who have had a keen interest in the appointed prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s cabinet, it seems almost natural that under the slightest scrutiny skeletons come tumbling out of it. A veritable rogues’ gallery. But the charge Dr Swamy levels against the Home Minister P Chidambaram goes beyond mere roguery and lands in traitor territory. If what Dr Swamy alleges is indeed true, then you may say that Dr Singh has plumbed new depth — just when you thought that he must have hit rock bottom.
Here’s a bit from the Hindustan Times article, “Chidambaram is a Traitor: Swamy“:
Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy has said that it would not be possible to stop terrorism till P Chidambaram is home minister.
“He is a traitor and the most corrupt minister in the UPA government. There are proofs of his anti-national activities, which I have placed before court. He has Rs 50,000 crore in foreign banks,” Swamy said in response to a query at a ‘Meet the press’ programme held at Indore Press Club on Sunday.
Elaborating, Swamy said Chidambaram as finance minister manipulated the stock market, doctored its rise and fall for vested interest. As finance minister, he insisted on buying paper used for printing Indian currency notes from a London (UK) firm, which also supplied it to Pakistan.
This posed the risk of Pakistan intelligence agency ISI circulating fake currency notes in India. “Similarly, he introduced participatory note cash that was another threat to Indian economy. There are seven to eight large scams, if unearthed, would confine him to jail for rest of life,” he said.
The article concludes with the Dr Swamy’s insinuation that Dr Singh’s boss is next on the list of people who will be hosted in the Tihar jail. “Cooks at Tihar jail are learning to make idli-sambar for south Indians A Raja and others. I told them they would [sic] soon have to make pizza and spaghetti,” says Swamy.
Here are a few posts on the appointed unelected prime minister, for the record:
May 2010: Manmohan Singh is a Despicably Dishonest Man.
October 2010: An Open Letter to Manmohan Singh.
December 2010: We need a Paradigm Shift regarding Dr Manmohan Singh.
Jan 2011: Dr. Manmohan Singh is Pitiable.
March 2011: Manmohan Singh Will be Remembered for His Venality.