Firebrand Swamy fears for life; knocks PM's door for safety

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Subramanian Swamy
New Delhi, Sept 29: If the UPA government is facing the music for the various scams and controversies that have erupted under its tenure, the 2G spectrum scam will feature top most in the list. The man credited to bring more hurt to the UPA is none other than Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy. Swamy is in the center of the storm determined to bring the higher-ups in the scam to the table.

Swamy, however is not completely devoid of fear, after there were threats issued by various radical groups in his name. He has therefore sought a safe government accommodation for himself somewhere in central Delhi. The matter was conveyed through a letter to PM Manmohan Singh dated Aug 23 where he stated that following the success of his petition on the 2G case and his “constructive views published in a newspaper on Islamic terror", there was a bigger threat to his life.

Quoting Swamy's letter where he had written, "This matter is compounded by the fact that I live in Nizamuddin (East) which is easily accessible from any side not only to Congress workers but also radical Islamic elements residing across the road in Nizamuddin (West)."

Subramanain Swamy had requested that the PM allot him an 'AB-type" accommodation somewhere near areas in prime Delhi like Mathura Road, Zakir Hussain Marg and Pandara Road preferably from the general government pool.

Swamy had commented, "Discretion may be exercised by you and not by any delegated authority or minister who might not have the political will to do the needful." Swamy had stirred a hornet's nest when he wrote a blasphemous piece that said Muslims should be barred from voting since they did not acknowledge “their Hindu ancestry". The article had caused quite an uproar for its very nature and was published soon after the deadly Mumbai blasts.

The Prime Minister's office is understood to have referred the matter to the Home Ministry. Swamy refused to make any comments on the matter.

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