FM Jaitley responds to Swamy’s attacks, says govt has full faith in CEA

By: | Updated: June 22, 2016 4:10 PM

After Raghuram Rajan's exit, Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has trained his guns now on government’s Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian.

Subramanian Swamy tweeted "Modi’s chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian had opposed India on IPR till recently". (PTI)Subramanian Swamy tweeted ?Modi’s chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian had opposed India on IPR till recently?. (PTI)

No sooner had his attacks on Rajan died, that Subramanian Swamy is taking potshots at CEA Arvind Subramanian. Through his tweets on Wednesday morning, Swamy has asked the government to sack Arvind Subramanian.

“Modi’s chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian had opposed India on IPR till recently ” tweeted  Subramanian Swamy.

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He further tweeted, “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!!!”

“The government has full confidence in Arvind Subramanian,” Jaitley told the media, hours after BJP MP Subramanian Swamy asked the government to sack Arvind Subramanian.

Arvind Subramanian was appointed as India’s new chief economic adviser (CEA) in October 2014.

In a series of tweets attacking the chief economic adviser, who is an NRI, he 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.”

“Was AS (Arvind Subramanian) deposing before US Cong Committee against India as a US citizen or Indian? Does any PT know?,” he asked.

Reacting to the attack, Congress leader Divijaya Singh said his target is not Arvind Subramanian but Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and asked whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi is handing over Finance Ministry to Swamy.

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According to reports, Arvind Subramanian is a contender for RBI Governor. Incidently, both Rajan and Arvind Subramanian have worked at the IMF. While Rajan was a UPA appointee, Arvind Subramanian was appointed by the Narendra Modi government.  

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