Narendra Modi has sent a clear cut message of disapproval to Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy over his attacks on RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and Senior finance ministry officials. He said his comments were inappropriate and Raghuram Rajan's patriotism was beyond doubt.
During an interview to TOI, Prime Minister Modi said, "Whether it is someone from my party or not, I believe that such things (Swamy's remarks) are inappropriate. One should realize that, the Nation is not going to benefit anything from such publicity stunt. People should be more responsible while conducting themselves.
Anyone who believes he is bigger than the system is wrong." When Modi was asked, if this is a clear message, he said, "I have a very clear message. I have no two minds about it." Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley too called Swamy's attack as unfair and false.
Modi also said Swamy has crossed his limits by lashing out Raghuram Rajan. Modi who was defending Rajan said, "Rajan's patriotism is no lesser than any of ours. Whatever post he holds, wherever he is, he is someone who will continue to serve the country."