Hyderabad/Nagpur: BJP leader and former Union Minister Subramanian Swamy is definitely a loos cannon when it comes to bursting out his views on internet. Swamy posted a joke on his Facebook account last year, with hordes of his Patriotic Tweeple seriously following that handle.
Now the BJP leader has decided to speak up about events at Hyderabad University, which has been in turmoil this week after the suicide of a Dalit scholar Rohit Vemula who had been expelled from his hostel after allegedly clashing with the BJP’s youth wing.
Swamy took the Communists and its men to the task and lambasted him quite outrageously without even mincing a single word. And see what he tweeted – The Hyd U drama is fast becoming the biggest con job of Communists and their running dogs.
Because the incident was political from the get-go – scholar Rohith Vemula was expelled from his hostel because of an altercation with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, a case later pursued by a BJP union minister – the BJP has decided to reply to it politically as well. Even though its own Dalit leaders have been unhappy with the response, the BJP has decided to allege that the entire issue is a conspiracy against it.
The conspiracy angle has much to it: Murmurs that Vemula was not actually a Dalit, insistence that he was being anti-national, whataboutery over why the Congress is only now speaking up about a Dalit suicide and much more.
Naturally, Swamy would be happy to pick up this conspiratorial thread.