Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 6 UNI | 4 months ago

BJP national executive member BJP's Ministerial candidate Subramanian Swamy today alleged that an article published against Narendra Modi in London-based 'The Economist' was an open call for physical elimination of Modi.

Addressing a press conference here, Mr Swamy alleged that the article by the magazine was aimed at protecting the interest of Sonia Gandhi as major share holders of the magazine have deep relations with the Gandhi family.

Demanding External Affiars Ministry to immediately take up the matter with the British High Commission, he said the editorial of the magazine was an attempt to interfere into India's internal affairs.

In its editorial, the magazine had said Mr Modi seemed to be unstoppable in the coming elections, so he should be stopped through other means, he pointed out.

Asking that what did the magazine actually mean by that statement, he said it was nothing but an assassination call against Modi. "It is the right of the people in India to decide who should be their prime minister. How a foreign magazine could interfere in India's internal affairs?" he asked.

The Economist was controlled by Italian family 'Agnelli' which also owned Fiat company, he said. Relatives of Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, a known-loyal of Gandhi family, also had shares in the London-based magazine, he claimed.

(Posted on 06-04-2014)