With Prime Minister Narendra Modi praising Raghuram Rajan’s work and his contribution to the nation, Janata Dal (United) has taken a swipe at the NDA Government over the RBI Governor’s decision to not continue after his present term and asked why the Prime Minister did not reign in BJP leader Subramanian Swamy earlier.
Taking a dig at the BJP-led government, JD (U) leader Pawan Verma said, “It is easy to pay tributes to a person who has left.”
“If Prime Minister Modi had such a view of Raghuram Rajan then why did he not speak before Rajan left? Then he could have perhaps then put a stop on Subramanian Swamy’s continuous attack on the RBI Governor,” he further told ANI.
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Verma’s reaction came after Prime Minister Modi, in an interview to Times Now, appreciated Rajan and dispelled the reports of government’s hand in Rajan’s decision to leave after September.
“You have seen that he worked his entire tenure. For the time he was appointed by the previous government, he completing his entire term. So, all the misconceptions have been dispelled. Secondly, according to my two year experience in Government, those who are creating controversies, are being unjust to Raghuram Rajan,” he said.
The Prime Minister also described Rajan as a ‘patriot’, adding that he would always be an asset to the nation, irrespective of the post he holds.
“I believe Raghuram Rajan’s patriotism is no less than any of ours. It will be doing injustice to him if one says that he will serve the country only if he is at a particular post. As much as I know Raghuram Rajan, whatever post he holds, wherever he is, he is someone who will continue to serve the country,” the Prime Minister said.