Prime Minister Narendra Modi disapproved of party MP Subramanian Swamy’s attacks on RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and some top finance ministry officials saying they are “inappropriate”.
Calling Rajan “no less patriotic”, he took a direct dig at Swamy saying “if anybody considers himself above the system then it is wrong”.
The Prime Minister’s comments assume significance in the context of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the BJP distancing themselves from Swamy’s recent attacks on Rajan, CEA Arvind Subramananian and Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das.
Swamy also had made some carping comments about Jaitley without taking his name.
“Whether it is in my party or not, still I think 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 told Times Now.
Without taking the name of Swamy, Modi was asked about the comments of “your Rajya Sabha MP” in the context of Raghuram Rajan and queried whether it was appropriate.
Even after that there have been criticisms made against very senior government officials, the questioner said recalling Modi’s recent counsel to party leaders in Allahabad to maintain balance and restraint in their speech and conduct.