Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has said that he refused to contest Lok Sabha elections because the party had offered him a ticket from Rae Bareli, that too very late.
"I refused because I was given a ticket for Rae Bareli, and that too very late. If I was given the ticket in January, I would have accepted, since I could have done my preparations," Swamy told media persons in Ahmedabad.
Asked about why there was a delay in selecting a seat for him, Swamy asked reporters to pose that question to BJP leader Amit Shah, who is the in-charge of Uttar Pradesh.
"To know the right answer about my ticket related matter, you should ask Amit Shah," Swamy said, with a smile on his face, clarifying that he is not at all unhappy with the turn of events.
"I am not at all unhappy. I will contest some other election," Swamy said.
He alleged that Congress leaders from Indira Gandhi to Rahul Gandhi hid crucial information about their past lives and education.
"I am not against the Congress party, since I respect leaders like Morarji Desai and Narsimha Rao. I am against the Gandhi-Nehru family. Just like Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia and Rahul also gave false information about their past lives and education," Swamy said.