Had govt reacted sooner, he could have stayed on as RBI Governor: Father on Raghuram Rajan’s exit

BJP’s Subramanian Swamy had levelled allegations against Rajan including of sending confidential and sensitive financial information around the world and asked the PM Modi to sack him immediately.
 rbi governor, raghuram rajan, rbi governor resigns, rbi raghuram rajan, subramanian swamy, swamy rajan, rajan swamy, india newsRaghuram Rajan has said he will not seek a second term as RBI Governor. (Express Photo: Aman Deshmukh)

THE father of Raghuram Rajan and retired senior bureaucrat R Govindarajan has said that Rajan may have stayed on as RBI Governor if the government had reacted promptly when the attacks on him started.

Speaking to The Indian Express at their home in Adyar, Chennai, Govindarajan and his wife Mythili expressed pain at the attacks on him. “I feel if the government had responded promptly when the attacks started, possibly he wouldn’t have come to this decision,” Govindarajan, who retired as a senior Intelligence officer, said.

In an interview with Times Now on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had broken his silence on the attacks on Rajan that began almost two months ago, saying “such things are inappropriate”. He also said, “Raghuram Rajan’s patriotism is no less than ours… Those who speak such language are doing great injustice to him.”

 Mythili, 76, said Rajan “may be angry at me for these comments”, but the personal attacks hurt. “As a father, I need not speak for him,” Govindarajan, who is in his 80s, said. “The entire world is watching this, the way he was subjected to a series of attacks and controversy.”
Source by indianexpress..