Did Subramanian Swamy call Arun Jaitley a waiter?

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The fight between the BJP leader Subramanian Swamy and the Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley is has become incredibly personal.

This was after Swamy said that Indian ministers travelling abroad should avoid wearing a waiter’s dress.

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He said, “BJP should direct our Ministers to wear traditional and modernised Indian clothes while abroad. In coat and tie they look like waiters.”

To give more clues on exactly who he was talking about, he tweeted, “I am really restricting to politicians of parties espousing Bharatiya Sanskriti. Not for angrezified Indians.”

This many believed was targetted at Arun Jaitley, who is currently visiting China on an official tour and has been seen in western attire- suit and tie.

This prompted many on social media, mostly BJP supporters, to ask Swamy to be measured in his criticism for party colleagues.

A defiant Swamy tweeted, “People giving me unasked for advice of discipline and restraint don’t realise that if I disregard discipline there would be a blood bath.”

Swamy and Jaitley have been at loggerheads over the former’s criticism and demand for the Prime Minister’s Chief Economic Advisor, Arvind Subramanian.

The BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP had recently ‘revealed’ how Subramanian before being appointed as the CEA, had asked the US to allegedly exert pressure on India to open up its economy for FDI.

He had said, “Who said to US Cong on 13/3/13 the US should act against India to defend US Pharmaceuticals interests? Arvind Subramanian MoF !! Sack him!!!,” he tweeted.

Jaitley had quickly responded to Swamy’s allegation saying the CEA enjoyed the full support of the central government.

In response, Swamy had said that he wasn’t bothered about what the finance minister said or he didn’t say.

He said, “Jaitleyji kya bole, kya nhi bole iss se mujhe kya lena dena. Party pres, PM se mai baat kr sakta hun. (Why should I bother what Jaitley ji says or he doesn’t say. I can directly to the party president and prime minister).”

Many BJP watchers say that it will be incredibly difficult for Modi to contain a ‘loose canon’ Swamy. While others feel that Swamy enjoyed the PM’s blessings and Modi was allegedly targetting Jaitley via the maverick Rajya Sabha MP.”

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  1. Many BJP watchers say that it will be incredibly difficult for Modi to contain a ‘loose canon’ Swamy. While others feel that Swamy enjoyed the PM’s blessings and Modi was allegedly targetting Jaitley via the maverick Rajya Sabha MP.”
    It will be interesting to see who wins in this.

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