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Subramanian Swamy gives ultimatum to BJP to remove IT cell head Amit Malviya

Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has given an ultimatum to the BJP to remove its high profile IT cell head Amit Malviya by Thursday.

Swamy, who on Monday accused Malviya of running a campaign against him using fake tweets, said removing Malviya is the “compromise proposal” he has made to BJP president JP Nadda.

By tomorrow If Malaviya is not removed from BJP IT cell (which is my five villages compromise proposal to Nadda) it means the party brass does not want to defend me. Since there is no forum in the party where I can ask for cadre opinion, hence I will have to defend myself,” Swamy said.

Accusing the party’s IT cell and it’s in charge Amit Malviya of having “gone rogue”, Swamy on Monday said: “Some of its members are putting out fake ID tweets to make personal attacks on me.

“If my angered followers make counter personal attacks I cannot be held responsible just as BJP cannot be held responsible for the rogue IT cell of the party.”

When one of the followers said: “you are above criticism, ignore them, if you give them importance than you are wasting your important time,” Swamy replied that he is ignoring but the BJP “must sack one Malaviya character is running riot with filth”.

“I am ignoring but BJP must sack them. One Malaviya character is running riot with filth. We are a party of maryada Purushottam not of Ravan or Dushasan,” he wrote, accusing Malviya of running the campaign using fake tweets.

Swamy has been facing criticism from within the party on his stance on some issues, including the economy and conduct of JEE-NEET during COVID-19.

He supported student protests against the BJP-led government’s decision to conduct JEE and NEET, calling for their postponement.