BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who directed a tirade against RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, on Wednesday posted a series of tweets, targeting economist and Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian. The BJP leader has called for the sacking of the economist.
Dr. Swamy’s attack comes in the wake of reports of Mr. Subramanian being among the probable successor of Mr. Rajan.
Who said to US Cong on 13/3/13 the US should act against India to defend US Pharmaceuticals interests? Arvind Subramanian MoF !! Sack him!!!— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) >June 22, 2016
Guess who encouraged Congi to become rigid on GST clauses ? Jaitely's economic adviser Arvind Subramanian of Washington DC— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) >June 22, 2016
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh claimed that Dr. Swamy's target was Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and not Mr. Subramanian.
Subramaniam Swami now guns for Arvind Subramanian Economic Advisor to NDA. Target is Arun Jaitley not Arvind Subramanian .— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) >June 22, 2016
Dr. Swamy had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking the immediate sacking of Mr. Rajan, alleging that he was “mentally not fully Indian” and had “wilfully” wrecked the economy.
Mr. Rajan was appointed RBI governor by the previous UPA government in September 2013 for a three-year term. Incidently, both Mr. Rajan and Mr. Subramanian have worked at the IMF.
(With inputs from agencies)