After a lot of stir around BJP MP Subramanian Swamy’s allegations against RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi finally broke his silence.
PM Modi said that Swamy’s attacks were ‘inappropriate’ and nobody is above the system.
“Whether it is in my party or not, still I think such things are inappropriate. This fondness for publicity is never going to do any good to the nation. People should conduct themselves with utmost responsibility. If anybody considers himself above the system, it is wrong,” the Prime Minister told Times Now.
Regarding Swamy’s allegation that Rajan is not mentally fully Indian, Modi said that he is no less patriotic.
“My experience with him has been good and I appreciate the work that he has done. He is no less patriotic. He loves India. Wherever he will work, he will work for India and he is patriotic,” he said.
About apprehensions that Rajan’s exit would affect the image of the Indian economy, the Prime Minister said that’s not true.
He recalled times when reports in 2014 said that Modi government won’t allow Rajan to continue, he said that didn’t happen.
“They said I would not allow him to continue (as RBI Governor). So it was proved wrong,” he added.
After Ranjan, Swamy had also attacked CEA Arvind Subramananian and Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das.