A day after Subramanian Swamy called actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan a ‘moron,’ controversial BJP MP targeted noted lawyer Harish Salve, who blamed the Supreme Court for the current economic slowdown.
Sharing the link of a news item on Twitter, Swamy wrote, “I believe Senior Advocate who appear for powerful crooks are responsible.”
Speaking to a website, Salve had said that the top court cancelling 122 spectrum licences issued to telecom operators in the 2G spectrum case in 2012 triggered the economy to go on a downward trajectory.
“I squarely blame the Supreme Court,” Salve had told lawyer Indira Jaising in an interview for her website The Leaflet.
Salve added, “I can understand holding people responsible for the wrong distribution of licenses in 2G… Blanket cancellation of licences where foreigners are investing… See, when a foreigner invested it was your rule which said he must have an Indian partner. The foreigner did not know how the Indian partner got a licence.”
Salve, according to the Business Today website, has often represented some of India’s biggest corporate houses. His clients have included Reliance, Tata, ITC and Vodafone among others.
Swamy was in the news earlier this week after he called veteran Tamil actor Kamal Haasan a ‘moron’ for opposing Home Minister Amit Shah’s suggestion to make Hindi the national language of India.
“Moron Kamalahasan and DMK Chief Stalin are howling about imposition of Hindi. What about their imposition that no Hindi will be taught in TN? Let Hindi be an optional third language and the choice on which language to opt left to the student,” he had tweeted.
Asked to react on Swamy’s moron jibe, Kamal Haasan had said, “Mor(e)on Subramanian Swamy later. Let me clarify, I will say mor(e)on Subramanian Swamy later. No mor(e)on on Subramanian Swamy in this interview.”