New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan who recently announced that he would not be serving a second term as the governor said on Wednesday that people shouldn’t just “write him off” and that he would be “a lot around in India.”
Rajan’s comment is befitting those ‘obituaries’ written for him after his announcement; despite being swept in a deluge of attacks by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, Rajan has been able to manage and collect his composure.
“I feel like in the last few days I have read a lot of my obituaries and I’m still here. I’m still here for two-and-half months in this job. After that I’m going to still be around somewhere in the world, probably a lot in India, so don’t write me off,” said the RBI Governor.
Credited with predicting the global financial crisis of 2008, Raghuram Rajan said that he will be reading and writing and will also be speaking on forum like the one organised by the business chamber Assocham.
“The only thing I will say is that… I read these obituaries in the papers, I am still alive. I will leave this officer in September, but I certainly will be coming in and out of the country on numerous occasions,” said Rajan, who has been celebrated for containing inflation in the country.
Rajan has waved off Subramanian’s criticism as “fundamentally incorrect” which did not befit an adequate reply. After Rajan, Subramanian Swamy has gone on the offensive again with Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian.