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Subramanian VS Subramanian

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy now goes for CEA Arvind Subramanian’s head; attack comes in the wake of reports that the CEA could become the next RBI chief

New Delhi: After targeting RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has now trained his guns on Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian and demanded his sacking.

Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind SubramanianBJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy

"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!!!," he tweeted.

Swamy's attack comes in the wake of reports of Arvind Subramanian being among the probable successors of Rajan as the country's central bank chief.

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy

"Guess who encouraged Congi to become rigid on GST clauses? Jitney's economic adviser Arvind Subramanian of Washington DC," Swamy tweeted, saying he is 'helping Jaitely to recognise the enemies in our camp'.

In a series of tweets attacking the CEA, who is an NRI, Swamy wrote said, "Now PTs (Patriotic Tweeples) can understand why our core economic sectors could not perform last two years. Trojan horses galore in MoF/Fin Institutions."

Jaitley backs CEA
Dismissing Swamy's attack on Subramanian, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley strongly defended him saying that the government has full confidence in him and his advice is of 'great value' to it. "Well, the government has full confidence in CEA Arvind Subramanian. His advice to government from time to time has been of great value. In fact, also the presentation on textiles
made just now (at the media briefing on Cabinet decisions)on textiles and garments sector was prepared in active consultation with him," Jaitley said backing Subramanian.

Swamy's remarks his opinion: BJP

Distancing itself from the Swamy’s remarks, the BJP yesterday said it does not agree with his criticism of Arvind Subramanian and termed it as ‘completely his personal opinion’. “The party does not agree with his views. This is completely his personal opinion,” BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.

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