After getting advise from the finance ministry, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy took a veiled attack on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and criticized those who give him “unasked for advice of discipline”.
Even though he took no names, his tweet comes after Jaitley’s public admonition of Swamy after the latter called for the sacking of Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley theunrealtimes
Jaitley had said: “The party has said it doesn’t share Swamy’s view. I will also add one more fact from the point of view of discipline of Indian politicians to what extent should we attack those, the discipline and constraint of whose offices prevent them from responding and this has happened more than once.”
Jaitley said that the government has “full confidence” in Subramanian as CEA and the finance ministry had taken a considered view when it appointed the former IMF economist as the CEA.
Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian cds
Swamy had said that Arvind Subramanian had backed Washington
in a row over intellectual property rights before joining the government. Swamy’s attack comes amidst the reports that Subramanian being the most-likely candidate to succeed Rajan among five candidates the government was said to be considering.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley meets Bank of China chairman Tian Guoli in Beijing livemint
Meanwhile, in an another apparent swipe at Jaitley, whose photographs of meeting with the Bank of China Chairman Tian Guoli in Beijing in a longue suit appeared in newspapers, Swamy asked BJP to advise ministers to wear traditional and modernised Indian cloths when abroad and tweeted: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is on five-day to China where he is meeting top Chinese bankers and wealth fund managers pitching for more investments in India’s infrastructure sector.