Sources indicated the party was not in a hurry to act against Swamy, a Rajya Sabha member, and would adopt a wait- and-watch attitude for some time.
Raghuram Rajan’s colleague and co-author Luigi Zingales defended him saying he was being attacked for “fighting the inefficiency of the banking system”.
Maneka Gandhi had a spat with the environment minister over killings of animals for scientific research
Uma Bharti: “I respect Swamy very much. He is my hero…. So whatever he says, I will believe that.”
Rajan, the BJP leader also claimed, has been sending confidential and sensitive financial information using unsecured Chicago University email id and publicly disparaging the BJP government.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that one can either agree or disagree with the RBI’s judgement but that is a debate on issues, its important that it doesn’t turn into a debate on individuals.
Swamy’s reaction comes in the wake of Jayalalithaa’s recent letter to the Prime Minister asking him to exempt the state from the NEET.
Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari wondered whether the real target of Swamy’s attack on the RBI governor was Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
It is not that everything that Rajan has done is blemishless. The judgement of many of his moves, we will have to make a few years down the line.
Subramanian Swamy, in his letter to PM Modi, said: Raghuram Rajan is in this country on a Green Card and “therefore mentally not fully Indian.”
Our punitive impulses are an expression of deep institutional failure.
“Swamy did not produce any certified copy of the judgement on which he relied extensively, which he should have done and authenticated,” Naik said in the notice.
Arun Jaitley parried a question on Subramanian Swamy’s demand for immediate sacking of RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan saying the Government and RBI are responsible institutions and decisions will be taken without being influenced by “any other factor.”
Swamy will also address a university audience there at the invitation of Institute of Foreign Affairs, a think tank of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Swamy questioned the inordinate delay in the probe alleging that Delhi Police was not even taking elementary steps necessary in criminal investigation when it has been established that poison was found in her body.