After PM Narendra Modi's reprimand, Subramanian​ Swamy says 'won't talk to media'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had dubbed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy`s attacks on top Finance Ministry officials as "inappropriate".

Last Updated: Jun 28, 2016, 13:11 PM IST
After PM Narendra Modi's reprimand, Subramanian​ Swamy says 'won't talk to media'

New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ticked him off by disapproving his attacks on top policy makers, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday alleged that media insults him.

When approached by Zee Media, Swamy refused and said that he won't talk to media.

This morning, Swamy tweeted a quote by Lord Krishna.

On Monday, the PM described RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan "no less patriotic than anyone" and said Swamy's attacks on top Finance Ministry officials were "inappropriate".

The Prime Minister also dubbed Swamy's attack on Rajan and top Finance Ministry officials a "publicity stunt" and in unmistakable terms warned him not to consider himself "bigger than the system".

 

Swamy, who has been critical of Rajan since the formation of the National Democratic Alliance government in 2014, had questioned his patriotism, even saying "he (Rajan) is mentally not fully Indian". Later, Rajan announced he was not interested in a second term at the Reserve Bank of India.

Modi's remarks came on the day when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was also upset with Swamy's remarks, returned from China on late Sunday night, cutting short the visit by a day.

 

Earlier on Sunday, Swamy's lecture at a Mumbai event to mark the 41st anniversary of the Emergency was cancelled. He was invited as the main speaker.

Sources said this happened after instructions from the central party leaders.

 

Swamy had demanded the removal of Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian and also targeted Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das.

 

But, Jaitley defended them and even the BJP distanced itself from Swamy's remarks.