Patna: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi disapproved of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's attacks on RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and top bureaucrats in the Finance Ministry, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday likened the Rajya Sabha MP to mythological figure 'Bhasmasur'.
While speaking to the media, Lalu said, BJP appointed Swamy as a Rajya Sabha MP to take on Congress president Sonia Gandhi, but he has turned out to be 'Bhasmasur' for them.
'Bhasmasur', a mythological character is known for trying to destroy his creator.
Interestingly, former union minister and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh had once called PM Modi as 'Bhasmasur'.
Ticking off Swamy, the Prime Minister disapproved of his attacks on Rajan calling them "inappropriate" and asserted the RBI Governor was "no less patriotic than us".
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".
"I believe Raghuram Rajan's patriotism is no less than anyone of us. It will be injustice to him if one says that he will serve the country only if he is at a particular post," Modi said in an interview to TimesNow news channel.