Prime Minister Narendra Modi today disapproved of BJP MP Subramanian Swamy’s attacks on RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and some top Finance Ministry officials. He termed the criticism as inappropriate.
In an interview to private news channel – Times Now, Mr. Modi made an apparent remarks on Mr. Swamy saying fondness for publicity is never going to do any good to the nation.
He added people should conduct themselves with utmost responsibility and if anybody considers himself above the system, it is wrong.
The Prime Minister also praised the RBI governor, who has said no to a second term in RBI, saying his patriotism was no less and was sure that he would continue to serve India irrespective of whether he was in some position or not.
The Prime Minister’s comments assume significance in the context of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the BJP distancing themselves from Swamy’s recent attacks on Raghuram Rajan, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramananian and Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das.
The BJP MP also had made some carping comments about Mr. Jaitley without taking his name.