Sunday, March 4, 2012

He (Vajpayee) was an informer in '42 !

The Pioneer, August 12, 1997

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Monday said BJP leader Atal
Bihari Vajpayee should dissociate himself from the golden jubilee
celebrations of the country's Independence, 'alleging that Mr Vajpayee had
acted as a 'police informer' during the Quit India movement in 1942. In a
statement here, Dr Swamy said he was shocked to see Mr Vajpayee in Mumbai
on August 9 as guest of honour at the commemoration of the Quit India

He claimed there was documentary proof at the national archives to show
that as a police witness, evidence tendered by Mr Vajpayee on August 21,
1942, before a Bateswar (near Agra) magistrate had led to the conviction of
seven satyagrahis' to life-imprisonment on a false police FIR that they
were engaged in arson and destruction.

"Mr Vajpayee should apologise to the people for this."

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