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Tongue in cheek, Arvind Subramanian: Will lose job if I speak on beef ban

He was asked if the beef ban would have any adverse impact on farmers’ incomes or on the rural economy. His reply was met with a round of applause.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: March 9, 2016 3:56 am
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Days after he said that social divisions affect the trajectory of development, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian today declined to answer a question on the beef ban controversy saying he did not want “to lose my job”.

“You know that if I answer this question I will lose my job. But thank you nevertheless for asking the question,” he said while interacting with students of economics at the Mumbai University here today.

He was asked if the beef ban would have any adverse impact on farmers’ incomes or on the rural economy. His reply was met with a round of applause.

Last week, delivering a lecture in Bengaluru, he had said that how a country deals with its social divisions plays a major role in the trajectory of its economic development.

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    Amit
    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:25 am
    I am proud of BJP that now the so-called intellectuals are afraid of offending Hindus. They never dare to say anything against Muslims.
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    1. Abhijit Bhattacharya
      Mar 9, 2016 at 8:39 pm
      He lives in a tolerant country and must know the level of tolerance for different views. Intelligent enough to fool feku
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        ak dev
        Mar 8, 2016 at 11:35 pm
        If Arvind Subramanian thinks that economic advising is a job, better he be replaced by one who doesn't think it a mere job.
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          sandeep
          Mar 9, 2016 at 1:11 am
          What is wrong in it. It is BJP policy. Can any ony dare to talk corruption of Indira hi During Congress regime. Or Jayprakash Narayan was most irresponsible leader amongst all leaders India had in Bihar
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            Mathews
            Mar 9, 2016 at 2:39 am
            The Hindus revere the cows. They were under siege during the Muslim rule and, to great extent ,also under Congress rule( vote politics). Now they feel their Raj has come and want to live their Hindu way. In Muslim countries, pigs cannot be reared or eaten in public. and non muslims there respect the laws. Let non-Hindus respect the wishes the Hindu Brethren and abstain from cow slaughter.
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