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Subramanian Swamy calls Amartya Sen 'traitor', lashes out at Congress

Swamy's statement comes after the Congress attacked the BJP for conferring the Padma Awards to some RSS leaders

ANI  |  New Delhi 

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who was one of the petitioners and on whose plea a CBI probe was ordered in 2G case, at Parliament in New Delhi
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. Photo: PTI

(BJP) leader on Sunday called Bharat Ratna awardee a traitor.

Speaking to ANI, the BJP leader said, "They (RSS) are also citizens of this country. They have worked hard and were not recognized fully... I think RSS people have done social work without any expectation. NDA gave it to Amartya Sen, who is a traitor. What has he done for the country except looting Just because he was left-wing and former chief pressed for it he got it."

Swamy's statement comes after the attacked the BJP for conferring the to some RSS leaders.

Earlier, leader said that the government has conferred the to persons who were engaged in propagation and expansion of the BJP.

In a tweet, he listed out names of five people who have figured in Padma award list including RSS leader Ved Prakash Nanda and Kerala RSS pracharak chief P Parmeshwar.

He said that the government gave the award to Nanda, who has been propagating the RSS views and Indian culture among the NRIs and Parmeshwar, who helped BJP establish itself in the state.

First Published: Sun, January 28 2018. 13:39 IST