Finance Ministry rebuffs Swamy's call to sack Arvind Subramanian

Sources say Ministry is not giving credence to Swamy’s remarks

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:00 pm IST

Published - June 22, 2016 01:27 pm IST - New Delhi

Reacting to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s call for sacking Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian for his alleged stance on certain contentious issues, the Finance Ministry on Wednesday defended the economist’s appointment.

The government had taken a considered view when it appointed the former IMF economist as the CEA, sources in the Ministry said.

The Finance Ministry knew of his stance on key issues like IPR before choosing him, they said, adding the Ministry was not giving credence to Dr. Swamy’s remarks.

The BJP leader, who directed a tirade against RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, on Wednesday posted a series of tweets, targeting the CEA.

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