When a man sitting in the audience asked him about why is Sonia Gandhi denied from becoming the Prime Minister of India? He replied, yes I will definitely answer your question and will also tell you why Rahul Gandhi cannot become the Prime Minister as well! And the crowd had a hearty laugh on hearing this.
You’ll be definitely interested to know what Dr. Subramanian Swamy spoke further…
Dr. Swamy says Rahul Gandhi should “learn from the experience of his mother whose attempt to become the Prime Minister in 2004 was aborted when the then President of India Abdul Kalam wrote a letter (which is still to be published) which was read by two witnesses present when Sonia Gandhi received that letter, namely Natwar Singh and Manmohan Singh. It should now be perfectly clear to Sonia Gandhi as well as her two children that there is no legal way by which any of them can ever become the Prime Minister of India.”
Subramanian Swamy had earlier criticized Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh for proposing that Rahul Gandhi take over as Prime Minister and said that legally Mr. Gandhi and his sister were barred from the post.
In a statement, Dr. Swamy dubbed Mr. Singh as the “mouthpiece of the Janpath coterie” and said the coterie had “lost all hope on Manmohan Singh performing in the coming months as the 2G spectrum scam unravels and the list of accused lengthens with additions from the Congress.”
He accused Mr. Digvijay Singh of treating the Prime Minister as “some kind of regent in the Maino dynasty, waiting for Rahul to grow up.”
Dr. Swamy, however, stated that there was a legal bar on Rahul Gandhi becoming the Prime Minister “arising from Italian law which made him a citizen upon birth. He has never renounced this inherited citizenship and that he has travelled on Italian passport all over Europe on an alias.”
Subramanian Swamy claimed that former President of India, Dr Abdul Kalam has not revealed the truth about Sonia Gandhi. Swamy said that he had previously urged Kalam to publish a letter which only can reveal the “real truth”. Dr. Kalam, in his memoir, mentioned that he was not against Sonia Gandhi to become the Prime Minister of India but Swamy rejected to accept Kalam’s version. The truth will come out “if he (Kalam) published the letter he wrote to Sonia Gandhi at 3.30 pm on May 17, 2004,” claimed Swamy.
As per Swamy, Dr. Kalam in that letter indicated Sonia that her claim for prime ministership might not be hounoured citing her foreign origin. In his soon to be published memoirs –“Turning Points, A Journey Through Challenges”, Kalam has written about the ‘surprising’ development on the evening of May 18, 2004.
In the memoir, Kalam claims that as the 11th president of the country, he was ready to swear in Congress chief Sonia Gandhi as the Prime Minister after the 2004 general elections but she proposed Manmohan Singh’s name instead. “At the allotted time, 8.15 pm, Sonia Gandhi came to Rashtrapati Bhavan along with Dr Manmohan Singh. In this meeting after exchanging pleasantries, she showed me the letters of support from various parties”.
Thereupon, “I said that is welcome. The Rashtrapati Bhavan is ready for the swearing-in ceremony at the time of your choice. That is when she told me that she would like to nominate Dr Manmohan Singh, who was the architect of economic reforms in 1991 and a trusted lieutenant of the Congress party with an impeccable image, as the Prime Minister. This was definitely a surprise to me and the Rashtrapati Bhavan Secretariat had to rework the letter appointing Dr Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister and inviting him to form the government at the earliest,” reads Kalam’s memoir.
Kalam’s version of events contradicts what Swamy has been saying about the matter. Swamy also disclosed about the letter that he wrote to Dr. Kalam (the then President of India) in which he had warned Kalam that the appointment of Sonia could be challenged in the courts because of the lack of clarity over whether she had renounced her Italian citizenship.
However, in a tweet from his personal Twitter account, Swamy had tweeted on 30th of June in which he claimed, “When I return from Hong Kong tomorrow I will day after make a statement on Kalam’s book.” Pursuing his argument, Swamy also tweeted, “Ask media to recycle MMS (Manmohan Singh) statement to TV and press on May 17th, reading out the last para of Kalam’s 3.30 pm letter.”