Communist Party of India (Marxist)
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Subramanian Swamy began his political career with his participation in the Sarvodaya movement. This apolitical movement eventually led to the creation of Janata Party. He was expelled from his teaching position at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi for promoting liberal economic policies. This heralded the beginning of his active political career. He was a stiff opponent of Indira Gandhi. He became a Rajya Sabha MP on right wing political party Jansangh's backing. In 1994, Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao appointed him as the Chairman of the Commission on Labour Standards and International Trade. Swamy was one of the founding members of Janata Party. He served as the party's president since its inception in 1990 till 2013 when it got merged with the BJP. He was elected to the Lok Sabha five times between 1974 and 1999. During 1990 and 1991, Swamy served as member of the Planning Commission and also as Cabinet Minister of Commerce and Law. Swamy, the activist politician, filed a case in the Supreme Court to prosecute A. Raja in the 2G Spectrum scam in 2012. He also sought to prosecute the then Union Minister of the UPA cabinet P. Chidambaram and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, in the scam.