Today is the birthday of Subramanian Swamy, a scholar of economics and law, an ardent speaker, a former Union minister, a Rajya Sabha MP and a veteran BJP leader. Dr. Subramanian Swamy has always been in the news for his statements. Subramanian Swamy, who has been active in Indian politics for the last 4 decades, has the image of a politician who does not believe in indirect and symbolic criticism at all and at the same time straightforwardly targets his opponents.
Let us tell you all that Subramanian Swamy has been a supporter of the free market economy, which was not very acceptable to Indira Gandhi. In fact, Subramanian Swamy comes to notice in the year 1970. At that time, his grip on the politics of the country was very strong. Indira Gandhi had rejected Swami's views on an open economy, and swami had criticised the Indira Gandhi government in his statements. It is said that Indira Gandhi was so angry that in December 1972, she fired Subramanian Swamy from her job at IIT Delhi. Swami went to court against the dismissal and won the case and went to the IIT job for a day to prove his point and then resigned the next day.
Let us tell you that Subramanian Swamy had a PhD degree from Howard at the age of 24 on the strength of his talent and started teaching at Howard at the age of 27. At the same time, he has been in favour of a free-market economy. Not only that, in view of his talent, Nobel Laureate economist Amartya Sen invited him to teach at the Delhi School of Economics. Moreover, his market-friendly views became popular long before Manmohan Singh's famous 1991 Budget.