Continuing his tirade against Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan, BJP’s Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy said on Sunday Rajan has been acting as a “Congress agent” ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in May 2014.
Swamy’s remarks came after senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said he was saddened by the way an “upright” RBI governor was being targeted by BJP parliamentarians.
Rajan has announced he would not want a second term after his current tenure as the RBI governor ends in September.
Reacting to Azad’s remarks, Swamy told the media that such remarks only substantiated his suspicion that Rajan acted as a Congress agent.
The BJP leader accused Rajan of “sabotaging the country’s economy by trying to put all small, medium industries out of business”.
Swamy has been criticising Rajan for some time now, accusing the RBI governor of derailing the Indian economy by keeping the lending rates high.