But, Nanaji Deshmukh, a Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh ideologue persuaded him not to do so.Dr Swamy was elected to Rajya Sabha in 1974 from Uttar Pradesh at the behest Nanaji Deshmukh
Subramanian Swamy (born 15 September 1939) is an Indian politician, economist, and statistician who serves as a nominated Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. Swamy has served as a member of the Planning Commission of India and was a Cabinet Minister in the Chandra Shekhar government. Earlier in November 1978, Swamy was member of the Group of Eminent persons and was called to Geneva, Switzerland to prepare a report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Economic Co-operation between Developing countries (ECDC). Swamy also simplified trade procedures and formulated a new export strategy which became the forerunner of trade reform adopted subsequently. In 1994, Swamy was Chairman of the Commission on Labour Standards and International Trade by former Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao.
He also serves as chairman of the Board of Governors of the SCMS Group of Educational Institutions in Kerala. He has written on foreign affairs of India dealing largely with People’s Republic of China (PRC), Pakistan and Israel. He was nominated to Rajya Sabha on 26 April 2016.
Chinese : Dr Swamy completed his doctorate at Harvard University on Chinese economy .He was barely twenty four years old . He is a fluent speaker of Mandarin and has visited China many times .
It was at his insistence Kailash Mansarovar Yatra was restarted in 1981 ;and Chinese government allowed Indian pilgrims to undertake this sacred pilgrimage to Mount Kailash
Subramanian Swamy was born in Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India to a family which hailed originally from Madurai in Tamil Nadu. His father, Sitarama Subramanian, was a bureaucrat and his mother, Padmavathi, was a homemaker. He has one younger brother, Ram Subramanian as well as two younger sisters.
Sitaraman Subramanian was an officer in the Indian Statistical Service who served as the director of the Central Statistical Institute in Delhi, and was a statistical adviser to the Government of India. The family, which hailed from Madurai in Tamil Nadu, moved to New Delhi when Swamy was only six months old. Due to his father’s job and the family’s Tamil roots, major national leaders like K. Kamaraj, C. Rajagopalachari and S. Satyamurti often visited Sitaraman.
Swamy attended Hindu College, University of Delhi, from where he earned his Bachelors Honours degree in Mathematics. He then took his master’s degree in Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He was later recommended by Hendrik S. Houthakker and went to study at Harvard University on a full Rockefeller scholarship, where he received his PhD in Economics in 1965, with his thesis titled Economic Growth and Income Distribution in a Developing Nation. His thesis adviser was Nobel Laureate Simon Kuznets. While he was a doctoral student at Harvard, he attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a cross-registered student and later worked at the United Nations Secretariat in New York City as an Assistant Economics Affairs Officer in 1963. He subsequently worked as a resident tutor at Lowell House at Harvard University and in 1986, served as consultant to the World Bank.
Swamy’s career started with his involvement in the Sarvodaya movement, which was an apolitical movement but which formed the foundation of the creation of Janata Party later. The real turn in his political career came after his sacking from IIT. Liberal economic policies put forward by him didn’t go well with the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who sneered at his plans as ‘Santa Claus with unrealistic ideas’. He was later expelled from Indian Institute of Technology. This marked the beginning of his active political career. Staunch opponent of Indira Gandhi Bharatiya Jana Sangh sent him to Rajya Sabha – the upper house of Indian Parliament.
He was elected Member of Parliament 5 times between 1974 and 1999. He has twice represented the city of Mumbai North East during 1977 and 1980, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in the Parliament.
During the period of the Emergency, he fled to the United States, seeking haven with an Indian businessman in Michigan who had become the spokesperson of the opposition in the United States. In 1976, when the Emergency was still in force and an arrest warrant had been issued in his name, Swamy came to Parliament to attend the session and managed to escape India after the session was adjourned. This act of defiance was well received in the eyes of opposition parties.
Swamy was one of the founding members of the Janata Party and served as its president till 2013.
Books, research papers and journals
Swamy is the author of several books, research papers and journals. A complete list of papers, books and journals authored by him is given below. He has also co-authored with Paul Samuelson, a paper on the Theory of Index Numbers (American Economic Review, 1974) and another in the Royal Economic Society’s Economic Journal (1984).
* Hindutva and National Renaissance (Publisher: Har Anand Publication; ISBN 978-81-241-1527-5)
* Virat Hindu Identity – Concept and its Power (Publisher: Har Anand Publication; ISBN 978-81-241-1770-5)
* Economic Growth in China and India, 1952–70 (Publisher: University of Chicago Press; ISBN 978-0-226-78315-4)
* Indian economic planning: An alternative approach (Publisher: Barnes & Noble / Vikas publications ; ISBN 978-0-389-04202-0)
* Building a New India: An Agenda for National Renaissance (Publisher: UBS PUBLISHERS’ AND DISTRIBUTORS LTD; ISBN 978-81-85674-21-6)
* India’s Labour Standards and the WTO Framework (Publisher: Konark Publishers; ISBN 978-81-220-0585-1)
* India’s economic performance and reforms: A perspective for the new millennium (Publisher: Konark Publishers; ISBN 978-81-220-0594-3)
* Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi: Unanswered Questions and Unasked Queries (Publisher: Konark Publishers; ISBN 978-81-220-0591-2)
* India’s China perspective (Publisher: Konark Publishers; ISBN 978-81-220-0606-3)
* Financial Architecture and Economic Development in China and India (Publisher: Konark Publishers; ISBN 978-81-220-0718-3)
* Trade and Industry in Japan: A Guide to Indian Entrepreneurs and Businessmen (Publisher: Prentice-Hall of India; ISBN 978-81-203-0785-8)
* Sri Lanka in Crisis: India’s Options (Publisher: Har Anand Publications; ISBN 978-81-241-1260-1)
* Kailas and Manasarovar after 22 years in Shiva’s domain (Publisher: Allied Publishers)
* Hindus Under Siege (Publisher: Har Anand Publications; ISBN 978-81-241-1207-6)
* Rama Setu: Symbol of National Unity (Publisher: Har Anand Publications; ISBN 978-81-241-1418-6)
* Terrorism in India: A Strategy of Deterrence for India’s National Security (Publisher: Har Anand Publications; ISBN 978-81-241-1344-8)
* Corruption and Corporate Governance in India: Satyam, Spectrum & Sundaram (Publisher: Har Anand Publications; ISBN 978-81-241-1486-5)
* 2G Spectrum Scam (Publisher: Har Anand Publications; ISBN 978-81-241-1638-8)
* Electronic Voting Machines: Unconstitutional and Tamperable (Publisher: Vision Books; ISBN 978-81-7094-798-1)
* Predictions and Meditations (Publisher: India International Centre Quarterly 36, no. 3/4 (2009): 202-22. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23006413.
* The Ideology of India’s Modern Right (Publisher: Har Anand Publication; ISBN 978-8124118924)
* RESET: Regaining India’s Economic Legacy (Publisher: Rupa Publications; ISBN 978-93-5333-651-6