New Delhi: A reputed global news agency has dubbed firebrand BJP leader Subramanian Swamy as India’s Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner in the US Presidential race, for his blunt comments on a variety of issues.
“Everyone knows buddhu (meaning idiot in Hindi) is code word for Rahul Gandhi but it escaped expunging as the speaker didn’t know what I was saying,” he joked.
In an exclusive interview with AFP, 76-year-old Swamy spoke about his no-holds-barred remarks and his political detractors. “The country’s mood has changed, like in America.
“You know Donald Trump — I would never have thought that a politician in the US could even get out of the first round (of the presidential primaries) with the kind of bluntness that he has shown.” But people now want to know the truth and I have established that what I say I mean, I mean what I say,” he said in the interview.
“People come up to me in air planes and other places and they want to shake hands, take a selfie and say that we like you very much because you tell us the truth,” Swamy told AFP, which dubbed him as India’s Donald Trump. The quick-witted Swamy often managed to outsmart the speaker, AFP wrote.