Rajya Sabha MP and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy have many on Twitter up in arms after stating that his earlier ultimatum to the party had been to test whether IT Cell chief Amit Malviya "financed fake ID tweets".
To give a bit of context, Swamy had recently accused the BJP IT Cell of using fake accounts to "make personal attacks" on him. While he didn't specify as to what kind of a campaign this was, in another tweet Swamy had said that "one Malaviya character is running riot with filth".
Despite these comments, however, when the BJP on Saturday announced an internal reshuffle, Malviya retained his post. And this, in turn, prompted a fresh tweet on the topic from Swamy.
"Now that Malaviya has been re-appointed, I have this to say: My earlier tweet was to test whether Malviya financed fake ID tweets on his own or not. Now it is clear. PMO Haren Joshi was behind it. I have written to PM two weeks or so ago bringing this to his notice with documents (sic)," he told his 10 million followers.
After this tweet by Swami, BJP's Tajindar Bagga slammed the RS MP. Bagga took to Twitter and wrote, "Is this true u met Women Journalist in Oct 2014 and told her I will start Exposing PM @narendramodi after 6 Months.u didn't get chance tht time to implement ur agenda u r doing it now.We knw ur History,u ditched Atal ji for Sonia,whn u ddnt get anything you become Virat Hindu (sic)."
In addition to this tweet, Bagga went on to retweeting many tweets criticising Swamy.
In another post, when asked by a Twitter user as to whether he had the ear of Prime Minister Modi, Swamy replied that if that had been the case, "we would have not been in a mess in the economy which is about to collapse after a long tailspin".
"Same thing with our China policy: 18 bilateral meetings of Xi with Modi, and now Chinese troops have grabbed a 1000 sq km of our recognised territory across LAC," he opined.
Many on Twitter have also been baffled by Swamy's sudden seeming appreciation of Congress leaders and their work. "Sweeping Revamp to Local Connect: Priyanka 'Didi' is the Agent of Silent Change in Cong's UP Strategy" read the headline of a news article that was retweeted by Swamy.
Others still have referenced comments made by the BJP leader with regards to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. "According to me Mamata Banerjee is a pucca Hindu and Durga Bhakt. On a case by case basis she will act. Her politics is different. That we will fight in the maidan (sic)," he had said in May 2020.
Earlier, these comments had sparked a tweet war with between Swamy and Bagga. "Can you be ever loyal to a person or a cause, or is it too much to expect from you?" the latter had asked him in a scathing tweet.