Thursday, Subramanian Swamy suggested that the Indian government invite Ghani to live in India and form a government in exile. According to Swamy, the former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has high education and can help India.
He also stated that this will help India when the Taliban “infiltrates Pakistan-occupied Kashmir” with modern US army weapons.
According to reports, the Taliban seized billions of dollars of U.S. weapons following the quick collapse of Afghan security forces. Among the items seized by the Taliban are Black Hawk helicopters and A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft.
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“India should invite Fmr Afghanistan President Dr. Ghani to live in India. He is relatively highly educated (mostly in the US) and can help India to form a future emigre Afghan government when Taliban infiltrates PoK with modern US army weapons,” Swamy tweeted.
India should invite Fmr Afghanistan President Dr. Ghani to live in India. He is relatively highly educated ( mostly in US) and can help India to form a future emigre Afghan government when Taliban infiltrates PoK with modern US army weapons.
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) August 19, 2021
This is not the first time Swamy suggested a ‘government in exile.’ Previously, he said India needs to form an Afghan Government in Exile with President Ghani as the head.
According to Swamy, the Taliban did not honor their promise of a peaceful transition and a coalition Govt with Ghani. He also said that India should declare the Taliban Govt in Kabul illegal.
“Taliban in Doha assured the US a peaceful transition and a coalition Govt with President Ghani. Has it kept its word? India should therefore form the Afghan Government in Exile in New Delhi with President Ghani as head and declare imminent Taliban Govt in Kabul as illegal,” Swamy tweeted on August 14.
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Twitter reaction to Swamy
Subramanian Swamy’s proclamations sparked a debate on Twitter. Some Twitteratis lauded him for his insightful suggestion.
“India must provide help with arms & ammunition to the Anti-Taliban alliance led by Ahmad Massoud & Fmr VP Amrullah Saleh in Panjshir Province. Already Ahmad Massoud asked for help through an op-ed in Washington Post,” one Twitter user wrote.
However, many of the Twitter users did not agree with Swamy’s suggestions. As a result, they claimed that it was absurd. Moreover, they poked fun at Ashraf Ghani saying that he could not build relationships for Afghanistan, so how can he help India.