Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Thursday called Tata Sons Chairman Ratan Tata as the most corrupt chairman in the history of Tata Group. Criticising his parentage, Swamy said that Ratan Tata was not actually a Tata as his father was an adopted child of the Tatas. Speaking of ugly Tata-Mistry public spat, he said that Ratan Tata was doing a grave injustice to Cyrus Mistry. He was of the opinion that since the entire Tata Board was appreciating Cyrus Mistry’s work, only two months ago, it must have been Ratan Tata’s jealousy that prompted the sacking of Mistry.
Swamy was addressing the media in Raipur, when he said that Ratan Tata has been part of major scams such as the 2G scam, Air Asia scam, the Jaguar deal and the Vistara partnership scam among others. Swamy warned Ratan Tata and said that the Tata Sons Interim Chairman had taken the step to save himself from getting caught in scam deals but he would not be spared if tried in court.
Swamy then went back to his demand of the government setting up a Special Investigation Team (SIT). He informed the media that he had already written a letter to the Prime Minister and informed him about all the sections involved, where Ratan Tata has time and again breached the Penal Code. Mistry had earlier been removed as the Chairman of Tata Sons was replaced by ratan Tata himself as the interim Chairman. While Mistry had alleged that the company had lost its shareholders’ millions and released conversations between the Board of Directors, the Tata Group had said that Mistry was only bitter.