BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday suggested that Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan be removed from the post as he was responsible for 'unemployment and collapse' of industrial activity.
"In my opinion, RBI Governor is not appropriate for the country. I don't want to speak much about him. He has hiked interest rates in the garb of controlling inflation that has damaged the country," he told reporters in Parliament House.
The Governor's actions have "led to collapse of industry and rise of unemployment in the economy", he said. "The sooner he is sent back to Chicago, the better it would be."
Twitter slammed him for his not so savory remarks. Here are few reactions...
Swamy's new dictate send Raghuram Rajan to Chicago, no one listens to him but he has the habit to speak so he never stop to amuse us— Cifar (@cifarshayar) May 12, 2016
Raghuram Rajan should be sent back to Chicago and Gajendra Chauhan should be made the RBI Governer.— Arifuddin Mohammed (@Arifuddin_Moh) May 12, 2016
This is interesting.. A Havard pass out Economist @Swamy39 (P.hD) telling an MIT passed out banker (P.hD) to leave India :D Raghuram Rajan— Ashis Kar (@ashisiniter) May 12, 2016
#ShameOnSwamy to say Raghuram rajan is un-fit, may be for his bold act on govt.— Ravi prasad (@raviprasad_rp) May 12, 2016
Raghuram Rajan is a fine man and a Good RBI Governor;— Stoned Baba (@indicube) May 12, 2016
Whereas Subramanian Swamy is a Loose Cannon - Somaila is a better place for you.
Rightly and intelligently said .. After BJP nominated Subramanian Swamy to RS, Raghuram Rajan is defintely inappropriate for India;— Faieza Khan (@faiezakhan) May 12, 2016
Subramanian Swamy wants Raghuram Rajan be sent to Chicago. What if he's not fit for RBI Governor's job, Shobha De always there to retain him— Debarati (@debarati_m) May 12, 2016
@Swamy39 were you a born idiot or BJP made you like this, or even worse, you made the BJP what it is— Partho (@CasualTweetster) May 12, 2016
How can you Accuse Raghuram Rajan??
Is Swamy ADHD case to have commented such for Raghuram Rajan?— Nandini Kakoti (@nandinikakoti) May 12, 2016
Funny Coincidenceð Everyone of the view that Rahul Gandhi is fit to be a PM are also of the view Raghuram Rajan is fit to be RBI Governor.— Roý (@MixedRaita) May 12, 2016