Ever since the Narendra Modi-led BJP government came to power in a landslide victory in 2014 general elections, Subramanian Swamy has remained in the lurch.

It just didn't know what to do with the very unpredictable, but hugely popular academician-leader, especially because Swamy allegedly turned down the party's offers five times in two years.

Swamy has claimed that he had been offered the finance minister's post, then the post of governor, then an ambassadorial post in a Western country, followed by the job of BRICS Bank chairman and most recently, JNU's vice chancellor's post.

But the issue seems to have ended now, with Swamy accepting a Rajya Sabha nomination by the BJP. He took oath as a member today.

Here's how Swamy got nominated to RS

So basically going after Modi's political rivals has earned Swamy this seat