BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy, who has been running a campaign against the top economy managers of the Modi government, continued his tirade on Friday, despite top Union Ministers expressing their unhappiness.
Dr. Swamy wrote on Twitter: “People giving me unasked for advice of discipline and restraint don’t realise that if I disregard discipline there would be a bloodbath.” This came after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley — who is in China on an official visit — took to the same medium on Thursday to defend Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian and Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das. “An unfair and false attack on a disciplined civil servant in the Finance Ministry,” Mr. Jaitley had tweeted.
An unruffled Dr. Swamy continued his attack, with another tweet saying, “BJP should direct our Ministers to wear traditional and modernised Indian clothes while abroad. In coat and tie they look like waiters.”
On Wednesday, Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had mounted a strong defence of Jaitley. “Integrity of Shri Arun Jaitley is impeccable… His transparency and integrity is unquestionable,” Mr. Prasad said.