Swamy calls for Arvind Subramanian’s sacking; Digvijaya Singh says ‘real target’ is Arun Jaitley

Last Updated: June 22, 2016 at 7:03 am

New Delhi: With Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy calling for Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian’s sacking, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday said the real target was Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

“Subramaniam Swami now guns for Arvind Subramanian Economic Advisor to NDA. Target is Arun Jaitley not Arvind Subramanian,” Singh tweeted.

The senior Congress leader wondered whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi was readying to hand over the Finance portfolio to Swamy, who was recently appointed as a Rajya Sabha member.  The Congress general secretary’s reaction comes after Swamy accused Arvind Subramanian of working against India’s interests and called for his sacking.

The BJP leader today tweeted: “Who said to US Cong on 13/3/13 the US should act against India to defend US Pharmaceuticals interests? Arvind Subramanian MoF !! Sack him!!!”

“Guess who encouraged Congi to become rigid on GST clauses ? Jaitely’s economic adviser Arvind Subramanian of Washington DC.”

Earlier, Swamy had said that RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan was a Congress agent and worked to put small and medium industries out of business.