Swamy wants 'disrupter' Rajan to be kicked out

May 18, 2016, 09:52 IST | Agencies

Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy wants RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan sacked, because he’s ‘mentally not fully Indian’

New Delhi: Stepping up his attack on RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sack him immediately claiming he was “mentally not fully Indian” and alleging he has “wilfully” wrecked the economy.

Subramanian Swamy and RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan
Subramanian Swamy and RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

Following up on his barb last week that Rajan should be sent back to Chicago, Swamy has written a letter to the Prime Minister, demanding Rajan’s removal as RBI governor. The newly nominated MP urged Modi “to terminate the appointment of Dr Raghuram Rajan in the national interest.” “The reason why I recommend this is that I am shocked by the wilful and apparently deliberate attempt by Dr Rajan to wreck the Indian economy,” he said.

“Moreover, he is in this country on a Green Card provided by the US government and therefore mentally not fully Indian. Otherwise, why would he renew his Green Card as RBI Governor by making the mandatory annual visit to the US to keep the Green Card current?” he wrote. Rajan, Swamy said, was “acting more as a disrupter of the Indian economy than the person who wants the Indian economy to improve.”

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