Janata Party president Dr. Subramanian Swamy has said that country's economic growth had been badly hit by corruption.
Dr Swamy was speaking to the mediamen in Rajkot(Gujarat) on September 22.
"Corruption has badly affected the country's economy," said Dr. Swamy, who was on the last leg of his Gujarat tour after having addressed meetings in Gujarat.
Praising the BJP government in Gujarat, Dr. Swamy said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the state had made good progress.
He expressed confidence that Modi would win the upcoming Assembly polls in Gujarat with absolute majority, which would have a "national impact".
"It is the demand of time that Modi wins the Gujarat Assembly polls and comes forward in national politics to throw Congress out of power," Swamy said.
On government's decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail in India, Swamy said that the move would ruin the future of country's retailers.Janata Party chief also criticised the Centre over the fuel price hike.
There have several reactions on Twitter after Dr Swamy's Rajkot speech. Young Gujaratis are ga-ga over his patriotic line gainst corrupt and inefficient Congressment ruling New Delhi. A tweeple on Sunday took to Twitter to shower his words of praise on Swamy. "It was a life time Memory to hear @Swamy39 at Rajkot Yesterday. How he attacked UPA and Get linked everything with corruption was awesome. (sic)" he tweeted.
Earlier speaking at Rajkot in Gujarat , Janata Party President Dr. Subramanian Swamy said that Gujarat will again show direction(to the nation) like it showed during Janata Morcha era. Swamy predicted 140 seats for BJP in Gujarat.
“For last six-eight months Sonia Gandhi during her stay abroad was promising that Modi would be sent to jail and would also be defeated in the elections. Arabs were very happy with such promise and were waiting for such things to happen, but they are now shaken because as more public meetings (of Modi) are taking place, they have realized that nothing will happen(to Modi as promised),” Swamy said.
During an interaction with media persons, Dr. Swamy also said that as per his view, the mid-term elections for Lok Sabha can arrive in February 2013 itself.
( A video link to his press meet in Gujarat is here :
Video link for Dr Swamy on Gujarat 22.09.12 )http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DTRUIxkkZVP8&ct=ga&cad=CAcQARgAIAEoATABOAFA3O-cgwVIAVgAYgVlbi1JTg&cd=AcjDjvXQh8k&usg=AFQjCNFSSUFlC2snchuvgqMxfZqogRTvwQ