Now, Swamy wants CEA Arvind Subramanian sacked

June 22, 2016 10:29 am | Updated December 04, 2021 11:00 pm IST

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.

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh claimed that Dr. Swamy's target was Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and not Mr. Subramanian.

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)

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