Mumbai: BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday distanced the party from Subramanian Swamy’s strident attack on RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, making it clear that the newly nominated Rajya Sabha MP was not articulating the view of the outfit in office, reports TOI.
“The party stand is spelt out by me,” Shah told journalists who asked whether the MP was reflecting the party stand on Rajan. He repeated his statement when asked whether Swamy’s stance was in conflict with that of the party, “I will only say that the party’s stand is articulated by me.”He also dodged persistent queries about what he thought of Rajan’s performance as the central bank chief. “I will not comment on institutions and their heads in public,” he said.
Interestingly, his remark drawing a line between BJP and Swamy’s attack on Rajan coincided with the MP’s tweet declaring that he would present his six-point chargesheet against “R3”, in what many see as a euphemism for Raghuram Rajan.
Swamy has accused Rajan of hurting growth by keeping interest rates high. The governor’s three-year term runs out in early September. Finance minister Arun Jaitley has dodged questions about the government’s response to Swamy’s tirade against Rajan, his refrain being it wasn’t proper for him to discuss such issues in public.