Prime Minister Narendra Modi today disapproved of the recent attacks on RBI governor Raghuram Rajan and other top finance ministry officials and called them “inappropriate.” He also added that he was sure Rajan would continue to serve India irrespective of his position and made it clear that “no one is above the system.”
When asked about the recent tirade of attacks by Subramaniam Swamy, without taking his name and referring to him as “your Rajya Sabha MP,” Modi said, “Whether it is in my party or not, such things are inappropriate. This fondness for publicity is never going to do any good to the nation. People should conduct themselves with utmost responsibility. If anybody considers himself above the system, it is wrong.”
The Prime Minister also made it very clear that Rajan would be completing his term despite the fact that he was appointed by the previous UPA government. Assuring that Rajan’s exit would not affect the image of Indian economy and investment, he referred to growth figures and the progress made by the government in the past two years.
Recalling the media reports for three months after he took over in 2014 on whether Rajan would be allowed to continue as the RBI governor he said, “They said I would not allow him to continue (as RBI Governor). So it was proved wrong.”