New Delhi: Following Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan's surprising announcement that he would return to the academic world once his term as RBI Governor ends on September 4, 2016, BJP's Subramanian Swamy tweeted saying, it was time for Rajan to "say good bye".
R3 has said he will go back to US. Whatever figleaf he wants for hiding the reality we should not grudge it. Say good bye!
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) June 18, 2016
Let him (Raghuram Rajan) pretend that he is giving up and going.As long as he is going,it is good: Subramanian Swamy pic.twitter.com/rzrHcjz5WY
— ANI (@ANI_news) June 18, 2016
Earlier today Rajan had said in a statement, "He was a strong 'academic' and had always made it clear that his ultimate home is in the 'realm of ideas'."
Subramanian Swamy had last month triggered speculation by asking the Centre to deny Rajan a second term, saying his hawkish policies had ruined the Indian economy.
Swamy had in his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused Rajan of 'harming the nation's economy' and claimed that the latter was acting more as a disrupter of the Indian economy than the person, who wants the Indian economy to improve.
Swamy had then said Rajan is in India on a Green Card and is, therefore, 'mentally not fully Indian.'