“If I want to target someone, I do it openly. In fact Mr Jaitley looks very smart in a coat,” stated Swamy.
On Friday, Swamy posted on Twitter: “BJP should direct our Ministers to wear traditional and modernised Indian clothes while abroad. In coat and tie they look like waiters.”
While he didn’t title any minister, the tweet got here inside minutes of TV channels beaming photographs of Jaitley sporting a coat and tie, assembly officers and business delegates in Beijing whereas on an official go to.
Swamy additionally refuted media experiences that the BJP was indignant over his current feedback on the micro-blogging website.
“All such reports are false. I am addressing party meetings,” stated Swamy.
Senior BJP leaders stated that Swamy had overstepped the “limits of decency” whereas “weakening the foundations of the government” together with his public criticism, together with what may very well be construed as private assaults in opposition to Jaitley.