After Raghuram Rajan exit, Swamy now targets CEA Arvind Subramanianhttps://indianexpress.com/article/business/economy/subramanian-swamy-now-targets-cea-arvind-subramanian-after-raghuram-rajan-exit-2868336/

After Raghuram Rajan exit, Swamy now targets CEA Arvind Subramanian

Arvind Subramanian was appointed economic advisor to the Government of India in October 2014, succeeding RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan.

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File photo of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy and CEA Arvind Subramanian.

Days after claiming success in ensuring RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan does not get a second term, BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has now trained his guns on Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian.

In tweets early Wednesday morning, Swamy said it was time for the government to sack the CEA claiming he wasn’t in agreement with the BJP government’s policies including, most recently, its IPR policy.

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“Modi’s chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian had opposed India on IPR till recently,” Swamy tweeted.

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“Who said to US Cong on 13/3/13 the US should act against India to defend US Pharmaceuticals interests? Arvind Subramanian MoF !! Sack him!!!” Swamy said in another tweet.

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Speaking to news agency ANI Wednesday morning, Swamy said: “Such people who can fail our government, such people should be tossed out. Now, it has been two years. He (Arvind) used to work in America, don’t even know if he’s a citizen or not but I’m sure he has a green card (sic).”

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Arvind Subramnian was appointed economic advisor to the Government of India in October 2014, succeeding RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan.