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Subramanian Swamy - Political Leader Now with BJP - Biography, Interviews and Videos

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7 January 2014

The Supreme Court on Monday removed the Tamil Nadu Government’s control over the 1,500-year-old Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram in the southern State. A bench of justices BS Chauhan and S Bobde set aside the order of the Madras High Court, which had in 2009 transferred the administration of the temple to the State Government. The order was based on the appeals filed by the temple’s priests and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. “The SC judgement could  free more than 45,000 Hindu temples from the control of the Tamil Nadu Government.

Biography of Subramanian Swamy

Birthdate : 15 September 1939

Dr. Subramanian Swamy (Subramaniam Swamy) is an economists, academician and  politician.  He is presently in  BJP.

Dr. has previously served as member of the Planning Commission of India and Cabinet Minister of India. He is  a published author.

Dr.  Swamy is a strong supporter of the free market economy.  In November 1978, Swamy was member of the Group of Eminent persons called to Geneva to prepare a report of the United Nations (UNCTAD) on Economic Co-operation between Developing countries (ECDC). . In 1994, Swamy was appointed as Chairman of the Commission on Labour Standards and International Trade by then Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao.
Swamy is a RSS member and an ardent proponent of the Hindutva philosophy.  In 2011, Swamy wrote a controversial article "How to wipe out Islamic Terror" that advocated declaring India a "Hindu Rashtra in which non-Hindus can vote only if they proudly acknowledge that their ancestors were Hindu".

Biography in Detail

Subramanian Swamy was born in Mylapore, Chennai, India. His father Sitaram Subramanian was an Indian Statistical Service officer and retired as Director of the Central Statistical Institute.

He attended Hindu College, University of Delhi and earned his Bachelor Honours degree in Mathematics. He studied for his Masters degree in Statistics at the Indian Statistical Institute. He went to  Harvard University on a full Rockefeller scholarship and received a PhD in Economics in 1965 with Nobel Laureate Simon Kuznets as his thesis advisor.

For some time in 1963, he worked at the United Nations Secretariat in New York as an Assistant Economics Affairs Officer. He  worked as a resident tutor at Lowell House at Harvard university.

In 1964, Swamy joined the faculty of economics at Harvard. He became  assistant professor in July 1966 and became an associate professor in 1969.

He moved to the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1969.  From 1969 to 1991, he was professor of mathematical economics at the Indian Institute of Technology. He also taught economics courses in summer session at Harvard regularly.

Jansangh sent him to Rajya Sabha – the upper house of Indian Parliament.
He was elected Member of Parliament 5 times between 1974 and 1999 as member of various parties. He has twice represented the city of Mumbai North East during 1977 and 1980,  He was elected from Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu also.

During the period of emergency, he moved to USA and became the spokesperson of opposition in the US. In 1976, he came to parliament to attend the session and managed to escape India after attending the session. This act made him a hero at that time. He was one of the founding members of the Janata Party and remained with the party and has been its president since 1990. In August 2013, he merged the party with Bharatiya Janata Party.

Swamy strongly favoured FDI  and WTO as commerce and law minister in Chandra Shekhar`s government.

During 1990 and 1991 Swamy was a member of the Planning Commission of India and Cabinet Minister of Commerce and Law of India. During this period he claims to have created the blueprint for economic reforms in India  which was later carried out in 1991 by Manmohan Singh, then Finance Minister under leadership of Prime Minister Narasimha Rao. In his book, Swamy claims that Manmohan Singh has acknowledged it as well.




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