BJP doesn’t agree with Swamy’s remarks against Raghuram Rajan: Jaitley

, 7:12 PM IST

New Delhi : Distancing itself from remarks made against Reserve Bank of India ( RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan by party leader Subramanian Swamy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) doesn’t agree with the latter’s comment.
While addressing a press conference Jaitley said, “Party president had specifically stated that party doesn’t agree with Subramanian Swamy against Raghuram Rajan.”

Earlier this month, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah said, “BJP has never said that Raghuram Rajan should be removed, if someone has said then its the person’s personal view.”

Rajan last week announced that he would return to the academic world at the end of his term on September 4, 2016, adding he will always be available to serve his country when needed and asserted that his ‘successor’ would take the nation to new heights.

Rajan is currently on leave from the Chicago Booth School of Business where he holds the post of Distinguished Service Professor of Finance.

Swamy, who has been one of the chief critics of Rajan, welcomed the latter’s decision to quit. (ANI)