New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been critical of the Bhartiya Janata Party MP Subramanian Swamy for his attack on Reserve Bank governor Raghuram Rajan and praised the latter but he has not spelled out if he would head the bank after the end of his current term in September next.
" My experience with him has been good and I appreciate the work that he has done. He is no less patriotic. He loves India. Wherever he will work, he will work for India and he is patriotic," the PM said about Rajan in an interview with a national daily.
The PM , however, did not specify whether he would continued after his first term expires.He, of course, confirmed that he would complete his term.
As regards his Swamy's attack on Rajan and economic adviser, Arvind Subramanian, he made it clear that he completely disapproved Swamy's disparaging comments on them. They are "inappropriate". Rajan is as patriotic as anyone else.
"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 has told the paper. Besides others, Swamy has fired salvos at finance minister Arun Jaitley