Sack Raghuram Rajan: Subramanian Swamy tells PM, once again

The BJP leader called the RBI governor’s policy ‘wilful and thus, anti-national’

New Delhi: Firing a fresh salvo at Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy yesterday levelled allegations against him, including sending confidential and sensitive financial information around the world and asked the Prime Minister to sack him immediately.

Raghuram Rajan and Subramanian Swamy. File pics
Raghuram Rajan and Subramanian Swamy. File pics

Swamy has again written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the former IMF Chief Economist should have known the “inevitable consequence of rising and high interest rate and his policy was wilful and thus anti-national in intent.”

He alleged that Rajan raised interest rates to force recession on domestic industries, and continued to hold on to his US Green Card and sent confidential and sensitive financial information around the world. The BJP leader also accused Rajan of publicly disparaging the Modi government and alleged that he is a member of “a US dominated group” that was set up to defend America’s position in the global economy.

Jaitley disapproves attack on Rajan
Amid BJP MP Subramanian Swamy stepping up his tirade against Raghuram Rajan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley yesterday said, “I don’t approve of personal comments against anyone, let alone the RBI Governor.” 

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