Angry Subramanian Swamy says his journalist daughter has not converted to Islam, calls own party supporter buffoon

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BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Friday lost his cool at one of his own party supporters after she accused his journalist daughter of having converted to Islam.

Subramanian Swamy

This was after a BJP supporter Sulagna Dash reacted to a social media post of journalist Suhasini Haidar, Swamy’s daughter, by calling her a ‘converted Muslim lady.’ Responding to the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed’s announcement to grant Zayed Medal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Haidar had tweeted, “Is the Zayed Medal announcement tagged to possible visit by PM to Abu Dhabi temple? Either way, odd for foreign governments to make such declarations during election campaign.”

Dash wrote, “Don’t understand why this converted Muslim lady always against Hindus and bjp ??”

Taking objection to Dash’s attack, Swamy tweeted, “You are either lying or a buffoon. She is not converted.”

The UAE government on Thursday granted the ‘Zayed Medal’ to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving ‘boost’ to the bilateral ties between India and the UAE. This, according to local correspondents in Dubai, was to stop Modi’s possible visit to Abu Dhabi for the foundation laying ceremony of a Hindu temple.

Suhasini Haidar works for The Hindu newspaper as the paper’s National Editor and Diplomatic Affairs Editor. She is married to Nadeem Haidar, son of Salman Haidar, former Indian foreign secretary.

 

7 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Mr Swamy,
    What you sow, so you reap is the Saying. You keep poking anyone and everyone as if you are the only saviour or truthful person in INDIA.

    YOUR DAUGHTER MAY HAVE NOT CONVERTED BUT IS IT TRUE THAT SHE IS MARRIED TO A MUSLIM ?

    IF THAT IS TRUE, ANY INDIAN WOMEN AFTER MARRIAGE SIMPLY TAKES THE RELIGION OR SOCIAL STATUS IN THE SAME COMMUNITY AS THAT OF HER HUSBAND “BY DEFAULT”

    IT MAY NOT BE TO THE LIKING OF THE PARENTS OF THE WOMEN OR THE WOMEN HERSELF, THAT’S THE PREVALENT TRADITION IN INDIA. IT MATTERS THE LEAST AS TO YOU AGREE TO IT OR NOT.

    IN FUTURE DO NOT POKE YOUR RUNNING NOSE IN OTHERS ISSUES AS AN AUTHORITY IN COMMAND AS IF YOU ARE AUTHORISED TO CLEANSE ALL THE WRONGS IN THE WORLD. BETTER YOU MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS, YOU COULD NOT SET YOUR FAMILY ON THE RIGHT PATH, SO WHY BOTHER ABOUT THE WORLD ?

  2. All said and done , the fact is that Mrs Suhasini is wife of Haider by marriage and professor Subramanian Swamy married a parsi.

  3. Swamyji why are you limiting the qualifiaction of the Tweet Writer to either liar or buffoon. Why can not he be both liar and buffoon.

  4. I don’t understand why Subramanian Swamy should lose his composure. Suhasini is an individual. Different from him. She married a Muslim. That is her business. The action does not dilute or lower status or stature of Swamy. It does not take importance away from his speeches. By the way Parsi religion is a sister religion of Hinduism. Thousands of years ago both were same, that is, they had a common parent. Of course if Suhasini is anti Hindu, she should change her stance. Irrational or habitual Hindu baiting is no more tolerable by us now.

  5. Dr Swamy is avoiding the main point raised by Ms Haider. If this were any other editor, he would have blasted that person.

  6. Opinions of children being different from that of parents is nothing new. Here things more different n dicey. He is a top politician, she a journalist. Both are in public life and should cope with brickbats. His response is uncharacteristic. SAD.

  7. Why is SS getting into a twist over such comments?
    Buffoon is quite a timid word to describe a moron.
    Ignore and move on.

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