1. Subramanian Swamy says PM Narendra Modi spared Raghuram Rajan from being charged for corruption

Subramanian Swamy says PM Narendra Modi spared Raghuram Rajan from being charged for corruption

Subramanian Swamy said corruption charges were hanging over former RBI governor, Raghuram Rajan, but "PM Modi was very kind to Raghuram Rajan otherwise he would have been prosecuted for a number of corruption charges.

By: | Published: November 16, 2016 9:40 PM
Subramanian Swamy criticised Finance Ministry for the handling of the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes saying, "The Finance Ministry is answerable for the poor execution of demonetisation." (PTI) Subramanian Swamy criticised Finance Ministry for the handling of the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes saying, “The Finance Ministry is answerable for the poor execution of demonetisation.” (PTI)

Harvard-educated economist, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy, who is known for his controversial comments, is again hitting the headlines for his statements. Speaking to a news channel on Wednesday he said corruption charges were hanging over former RBI governor, Raghuram Rajan, but “PM Modi was very kind to Raghuram Rajan otherwise he would have been prosecuted for a number of corruption charges,” he said.

After this, he also criticised Finance Ministry for the handling of the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes saying, “The Finance Ministry is answerable for the poor execution of demonetisation.” On the day, when the government had faced criticism over its move to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes in Parliament’s winter session this may well give the opposition more things to target the government. Swamy also suggested abolishing Income tax in the country.

Earlier on Monday Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post daily quoted him as saying, “I am appalled by the lack of preparation… We have been in power for nearly two-and-a-half years. The Finance Ministry should have prepared for this from the very first day. It is easy to argue that the Ministry was not in the loop, but that is no excuse for not having a contingency plan.”

Swamy also favoured conferring of Bharat Ratna award on former VHP leader Ashok Singhal posthumously. Swamy said Singhal was the architect of the Ram Janambhoomi movement and made sacrifices for social transformation. Singhal, who had risen to prominence playing a leading role in the Ram temple issue in the late eighties, died in November last year.

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    Santhosham
    Nov 16, 2016 at 5:40 pm
    So, Dr Swamy agrees and confirms that the PM Mr Modi can pardon a person from corruption charges and have got authority to do so and dealing with corruption is subject to PM's whims. More over Mr Modi can compromise on corruption issues (so many corruption charges). So what is the difference Dr Swamy see between Sri. Modi and Dr Manmohan singh?; Education?
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      Santhosham
      Nov 17, 2016 at 12:27 pm
      Dr Swamy says, effectively, that the Prime Minister has pardoned corruption, because of his knd heart and can be compromising on corruption. It is a double edged sword, obviously aimed at PM. Is PM listening?. Then Dr.Swamy should tell the difference he see between Mr Modi an Dr Manmohan Singh. Is it education?
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      1. Hoc Age
        Nov 17, 2016 at 4:54 am
        swamy is behaving like Kejriwal , accuse but put forward no proof.
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        1. Virendra Sason
          Nov 22, 2016 at 10:37 am
          Why chaos after Raghuram Rajan? Is it not signal for down fall of targets?
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          1. Saurabh Singh
            Dec 6, 2016 at 6:46 am
            The fact is PM Modi gave an interview and praised Dr Rajan and said he has worked for India and he will continue to work for his nation whether he remains with RBI or Not, whether he remains in India or Not. He perhaps has spared Mr Swami but has certainly gave Mr. Swamy a tight slap by praising Rajan. But still after bit of silence, Mr. Swami has not learned anything and again he is on with his nonsense comments.
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              shiv
              Nov 18, 2016 at 5:03 pm
              Come on. read fully what he has sias.use your brain for a change
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                IKB
                Nov 17, 2016 at 5:22 am
                Fine line between genius and madness. This guy has crossed the Rubicon.
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                  jew
                  Nov 16, 2016 at 5:31 pm
                  Clear evidence Modi protects the corrupt if he let off Rajan. Swamy should come clean with details else egg will be on his face.
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                    KSRao
                    Nov 17, 2016 at 3:58 am
                    Anyone who comes in the way of publicity-hungry Swamy will be humiliated for the rest of their lives, no matter what their status in life is!
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                      ajoy
                      Nov 18, 2016 at 10:58 am
                      let some body ask how much swamy has taken in cash for appearing in high profile cases in supreme court.is it all in cheque. it is a well known fact ( but never openly acknowledged) that most lawyers,more than 50%, take the fees in cash(in any agreeable ratio). the well known politician lawyers charge upwards of minimum rs 10 lakh per appearance.kapil sibal/chidambran take 50 L .so in the ganges everyone is naked.
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                        Raj
                        Nov 18, 2016 at 5:29 am
                        This individual needs to be kept in a mental asylum. Being a public figure, he has turned out to be harmful to public interests
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                        1. Sanchayan Sarkar
                          Nov 17, 2016 at 12:10 pm
                          Swamy should be FM
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                            Nirguna
                            Nov 17, 2016 at 5:34 am
                            Finance ministry isn't prepared. its now obvious. thanks Dr Swamy for speaking the truth.
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                              T Hari
                              Nov 17, 2016 at 12:43 am
                              If u have any proof then produce it and expose them but just to hog the limelight do not put baseless allegations. Concentrate on herald case and put forth a strong case.
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                              1. Tiruvallur Thattai Krishnan
                                Nov 17, 2016 at 3:20 am
                                Now that things are not panning out as PM Modi probably expected it to be, Swamy is making FM Jaitley the scapegoat. But if Swamy expects that PM replace Mr Jaitley with him, he is going to be sorely disappointed.
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