BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has a new target – RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. According to media reports, Swamy has now reportedly alleged the newly appointed Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das was involved in corruption and termed his recent appointment to the top post as a “surprise”.
He did not give any details about the “corruption”, an allegation he has made in the past as well.
“The new governor of (RBI) is highly corrupt. I got him removed from the (Finance Ministry). I am calling Shaktikanta Das as a corrupt person. I am surprised that the man I got removed from the Finance Ministry for corruption was brought in as governor,” Swamy said at an interactive session at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad.
Later, when reporters asked him who he thinks should head the RBI, Swamy, a Rajya Sabha member, named Indian Institute of Management Bangalore professor R Vaidyanathan.
“Professor R Vaidyanathan, former professor of finance (IIM-B), would have been much better. He is also old Sangh man. He is our man,” he said.
Das, who spearheaded the post-demonetisation normalisation of the economy, was named the new RBI governor on December 11, a day after incumbent Urjit Patel quit the post.
On being asked about the 2019 general elections, Swamy asserted that the Saffron party would come back to power as “there is no anti-incumbency” against the Narendra Modi government.