Subramanian Swamy fires back at Prannoy Roy in his letter to PM Modi… Swamy gives back a befitting reply to Roy’s baseless allegations.
NDTV founder Prannoy Roy had previously written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging a malicious campaign is being run against his channel by the BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP, Subramanian Swamy.
In a letter to the PM, he said that Swamy, through various unethical and dubious methods, has ensured that American media organizations GE and NBC are being accused of “money laundering” and indulging in “sham transactions” with NDTV. “These outrageous accusations are being made by India’s Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax department,” Roy stated.
A day after NDTV owner Prannoy Roy complained to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Subramanian Swamy, the BJP leader shot back with a letter to the PM and urged him to pursue the corrupt and show no mercy on the prosecution of “corrupt, tax evader, fraud, cheating” NDTV and ensure that there is no interference in the course of justice.
Terming Roy’s claim that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax actions would discourage the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) as “rubbish”, Swamy said that NDTV and Prannoy Roy must be punished for the money laundering and stock exchange and bank manipulations.
Prannoy Roy’s letter said that Swamy and ‘his small group’ were damaging India’s reputation in a motivated and egregious attack on the free media in India, adding that his actions had the potential to dent India’s reputation internationally amid Modi’s own efforts to secure foreign investments for the country.
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) February 6, 2018
In his two pages letter, Swamy said that the United States has, in fact, regularly prosecuted many big corporates and Roy and his “white foreigners” deserves no mercy. “Irritated by the expose of the gigantic money laundering that has taken place in NDTV financial skullduggery, e.g. : in share transactions which are bogus. Mr. Prannoy Roy in his letter to you made a most ridiculous assertion that the ED and the Income Tax Department have made outrageous accusations at my behest.
“All the charges made by the ED and IT are not only serious but have been prima facie upheld by courts despite Mr. Prannoy Roy’s court- shopping,” said Swamy.
Swamy reminded the Prime Minister about NDTV’s “reporting pollution” against him during his tenure as Gujarat Chief Minister and accused that Roy did all these on the behest of Sonia Gandhi and Palaniappan Chidambaram. He also pointed out NDTV’s witch- hunt against the Income Tax officer S K Srivastava for exposing the tax evasion and money laundering.
“India is a democracy and it is fundamentally on the rule of law. There is no question of providing mercy in prosecution on the high and mighty and even to white foreigners. Therefore I am sure that you will agree that our efforts against corruption are not subject to any undue influence and there can be interference in the course of justice from the likes of Mr. Prannoy Roy,” said Swamy.
Here’s the copy of the 2-page letter written to the PM: