Bengaluru: Senior BJP leader and RS member Subramanian Swamy has trained his guns at former Prime Minister Jawarharlal Nehru for Indian economy not growing well after Independence. 

He said, "The British have looted and taken away 71 trillion dollars from India. After Independence, India did not grow fast enough till 1990. It is because of Jawaharlal Nehru as he insisted on adopting the Soviet economic model." 

He further added, "Ideological mistakes were made after Independence till the government of Chandra Shekhar, which was short-lived, and the full term of Prime Minister Narasimha Rao. The wrong policy of going very slow led India towards being not in a position to recover. Target has been set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that by 2024 we shall reach the mark of $ 5 trillion GDP."

On the other hand, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, "I think we have laid the foundation for increasing consumption, ensuring that CAPEX (capital expenditure) and government's investments will go towards spending on the building of assets in infrastructure which should have cascading effects both in the short term and in the long term. In order to address rural distress, 16 focused action points have been announced in the budget. So I expect all this will lead to a five trillion dollar economy."

Interestingly, this is not the first time Swamy has decided to have a relook into the past. A few days ago, Subramanian Swamy had put out a tweet suggesting that Gandhiji’s death had to be probed as he smelt something fishy about it. 

In the tweet he had put out, Swamy had posed three questions:

1st question: Why no postmortem or autopsy on Gandhiji's body?

2nd question: Why Abha and Manu as direct eyewitnesses not questioned in court?

3rd question: How many empty chambers in Godse's revolver? Italian revolver "untraceable"!! Why? We need to re-open the case.