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Straight-talking Swamy takes aim at India’s old elite

By: Eastern Eye Staff

He’s been called India’s Donald Trump: a media-savvy right-wing populist who is unafraid of upsetting everyone from the ruling elite to religious minorities as he rails against corruption. And after returning to parliament following a 15-year absence, Subramanian Swamy says he won’t temper his shoot-from-the-hip style that has made him one of India‘s most popular if divisive politicians. “The country’s mood has changed, like in America,” said the 76-year-old. “You know Donald Trump—I would never have thought that a politician in the US could even get out of the first round (of the presidential primaries) with the kind of bluntness…

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