Published On : Mon, Jun 6th, 2016

Raghuram Rajan’s second term gets 60,000 online petitions

raghuram rajanMumbai/Nagpur: With numerous political and corporate opinions swarming over RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan’s tenure, internet is also abuzz with at least seven online petitions doing the rounds in support of a second term for him and have together garnered nearly 60,000 signatures so far.

A noted economist and often hailed as the ‘James Bond’ of the central banking space, Rajan is currently at the centre of a debate on whether he would get an extension or not beyond his current three-year tenure ending in September.

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Some sections of the ruling BJP have openly voiced their opposition to his continuance in the post, although top government functionaries have said that any decision would be taken only closer to the end of his term.

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Vocal BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has openly called for immediate sacking of Rajan, but the government is yet to spell out its official stance.

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