New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy is well-known for his political ‘antics’; one instance particularly escalated to such a point that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor had to concede, controversially turning down a second-term.  

After the Raghuram Rajan fiasco, Subramanian Swamy has found a new foe to unleash his tirade upon: the Chief Economic Advisor of the NDA government. Swamy has claimed that Arvind Subramanian had made the Congress Party rigid on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill. 

“Who said to US Congress on 13/3/13 the US should act against India to defend US Pharmaceuticals interests? Arvind Subramanian MoF!! Sack him!!!” went the BJP leader on Twitter. 

It seems also probable that Swamy has targeted Arvind just for conceptually being an outsider as he referred to the MoF as Arvind Subramanian of Washington DC. Earlier, Swamy had said that Raghuram Rajan was not “fully mentally Indian.” 

Congress’s Priyanka Chaturvedi raised opposition against the BJP leader for his tirade against officials who were elected by the government with due diligence and consideration. 



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