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Subramanian Swamy attacks Amit Malviya, calls for sacking of BJP IT cell members

BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has accused Amit Malviya, the BJP IT cell head, of running a campaign against him using fake tweets.

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New Delhi: BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy Monday accused the party’s Information and Technology (IT) cell head Amit Malviya of running a campaign against him using fake tweets. He, however, refused to specify what the campaign was about.

“The BJP IT cell has gone rogue. Some of its members are putting out fake ID tweets to make personal attacks on me,” Swamy tweeted. “If my angered followers make counter personal attacks I cannot be held responsible just as BJP cannot be held responsible for the rogue IT cell of the party.”

Responding to a Twitter user who called on him to “ignore” the “attacks”, Swamy said that the BJP should sack the IT cell members. “I am ignoring but BJP must sack them. One Malaviya (sic) character is running riot with filth. We are a party of maryada purushottam not of Ravan or Dushasan,” he tweeted.

Swamy also retweeted a number of posts from Twitter posts mocking Malviya and urging BJP president J.P. Nadda to address the situation.

ThePrint reached Amit Malviya through phone calls, text and WhatsApp messages but there was no response until the time of publishing this report.

An MP at odds with his party

The Rajya Sabha MP has been at odds with his party’s stance on a number of issues.

Swany had pitched for postponing the JEE-NEET exams even though the Modi government was determined to conduct them despite criticism from the students’ community,

“JEE/ NEET exams in the middle of a galloping COVID-19 infections, paralysing lockdown effects, a collapsing economy, a monsoon in bloom, Chinese Dragon gobbling our territory, & chors and murderers in Bollywood, is like Jallianwala Bagh where innocent were gunned down,” he had tweeted on 4 September.

In February this year, the Rajya Sabha MP had termed the Goods and Services Tax as the biggest madness of the 21st century and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to invest in agriculture to give more impetus to the economy.


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5 COMMENTS

  1. This Amit Malviya issue appears to be troubling. What is his motive on Swamy? The party president must not lose time in asking Amit to go and apologize to Dr Swamy and patch up the differences. A Congress party-like dilly-dallying will hurt the party!

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