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Subramanian Swamy: Prove Arvind Subramanian's patriotism, will suspend demand to sack him

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 June 2016, 11:43 IST

On 23 June, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said he will "suspend" his demand for sacking the chief economic advisor, Arvind Subramanian, if the government considers him patriotic despite his deliberate attempts in the past of trying to twist India's arm.

The BJP MP tweeted that he will suspend his demand and wait for events to prove the truth.

This comes a day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley came out in support of Arvind Subramanian saying the BJP does not share Swamy's views on the Economic Advisor to NDA.

Arun Jaitley debunked Swamy's call for sacking Subramanian, saying the latter's advice had been of great value.

He also said that the decision to appoint him as one of the advisors to the prime minister was taken after putting enough thought into it.

"Government has full confidence in CEA Arvind Subramanian, he has provided valuable insights from time to time," Jaitley told ANI.

"To what extent should we attack those, the discipline and constraint of whose offices prevent them from responding, it has happened more than once," he said.

Swamy's campaign against Subramanian comes immediately after Raghuram Rajan announced his decision to not seek a fresh term with the RBI - following pressure from the BJP MP.

First published: 23 June 2016, 11:43 IST
 
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