Swamy takes on Subramanian again, terms continuance ‘tolerance’
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Sunday launched a fresh attack on Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, terming his continuance in job as "tolerance".
"Arvind S called Namo a mediocre leader, efficient in riots & asked US to grill India in WTO for drug cos mkt access, is CEA! Tolerance!!," Swamy tweeted.
However, the appointment of Kenya-born Urjit Patel's appointment as new RBI Governor getting support of Swamy surprised many as the vocal BJP MP had targeted outgoing RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan saying the former IMF economist was "mentally not fully Indian" and was holding US Green Card.
After Rajan announced that he will not opt for a second term, Swamy had in late June trained his guns on Arvind Subramanian and demanded his sacking for allegedly taking anti-India stance when he was an IMF economist at Washington prior to joining the Finance Ministry.