With thousands of JNU students on warpath against the fee hike and other issues, senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha lawmaker Subramanian Swamy on Monday suggested a ‘blueprint’ to overhaul the conditions at the central university. Talking exclusively to New Nation Swamy suggested that the JNU campus should be shut down for two years. He also suggested that the government should deploy paramilitary forces inside the campus. On future of students inside the JNU campus, Swamy suggested that the meritorious lot should be transferred to the Delhi University so that they can complete their courses on time. Swamy added that only when the government takes these measures with an iron hand, the conditions prevailing in the JNU campus will improve.
He also suggested that a police station should be set up inside the campus. The firebrand leader’s sensational comments come at a time when the JNU is witnessing the most intense protests by the students in recent times. Apart form JNU, Swamy also spoke on issues ranging from the Muslim Personal Law Board to NDA’s estranged ally Shiv Sena. On the Muslim Personal law Board, Swamy said that the organisation is transforming into an extremist group such as ISIS. On Asaduddin Owaisi, Swamy said that when 99 per cent of Muslims in India are in favour of the Ram temple, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief is playing a dangerous game and trying to ruin the atmosphere of the country.
On estranged ally Shiv Sena, Swamy said that even though Udhhav Thackeray-led party and the BJP share the same nationalist ideology, yet it would be impossible for the ruling party to get Shiv Sena’s support on key bills.
This is not the first time that the Rajya Sabha MP has made controversial statements. Earlier, Swamy had slammed Navjot Singh Sidhu for his closeness to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Sidhu was invited by Pakistan as a guest during the opening of the Kartarpur corridor on Saturday. Sidhu has been criticised for praising Imran and hugging Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa during Khan's swearing-in ceremony last August. Speaking to News Nation, Swamy said that he is willing to offer Navjot Singh Sidhu to Pakistan in exchange for 'good Muslims' from the neighbouring country. Swamy said, "I appeal to the Pakistan government to take Navjot Singh Sidhu and give us good Muslims from there in exchange offer."