1. Subramanian Swamy believes he will be a better FM than Arun Jaitley

Subramanian Swamy believes he will be a better FM than Arun Jaitley

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy believes he will be a better Finance Minister than the incumbent Arun Jaitley.

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 17, 2016 7:17 PM
Swamy was replying to a query on whether he will make a better Finance Minister than Jaitley at the India Today Mind Rocks Summit. (Source: PTI)

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy believes he will be a better Finance Minister than the incumbent Arun Jaitley.

“I am an economist. He is a lawyer. How can he be better than me?” Swamy, whose antagonism for Jaitley is open, said at an event here today.

Swamy was replying to a query on whether he will make a better Finance Minister than Jaitley at the India Today Mind Rocks Summit.

Swamy’s relentless criticism of former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan was also seen as indirect attack on Jaitley.

The reply came following AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi’s comment that inflation would have been in check had Swamy been the Finance Minister.

“There has been a fight between southern Brahmins and northern Brahmins for long,” Swamy later quipped.

On being asked by the moderator whether BJP has imposed a gag on him, Swamy took again a jibe at Jaitley, saying, “There is no gag order on me. Your problem is that you talk to Jaitley a lot.”

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    Shailesh Mehta
    Sep 18, 2016 at 6:31 am
    S Swamy's logic is correct. Whatever A Jaitley have done as FM has not either impressed voters, nor have improve Rupee's buying power in National/International market dispite improved in-put efforts by voters.
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    1. K A Prasanna Ananthamurthy
      Sep 17, 2016 at 4:34 pm
      One day he will say that he would be a better PM than Modi.
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        Salim Khan
        Sep 17, 2016 at 3:40 pm
        Absolutely correct. Jaitley is a lawyer and his thinking is like a lawyer. In some respects he is worse than Chidambaram, the other lawyer turned finance Minister. Subramanian Swamy is a brilliant economist and will make a better Finance Minister than any lawyer.
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          S.K.Gupta
          Sep 18, 2016 at 4:36 am
          So, the cat is finally out of the bag. But then, all our wishes are seldom granted.
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