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An unfair attack on a disciplined civil servant: Arun Jaitley backs Shaktikanta Das

Earlier on Tuesday, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has attacked Shaktikanta Das saying that a case is pending against him for allegedly helping P Chidambaram "swallow" real estate in Mahabalipuram
Arun Jaitley

Responding to the allegations levelled by the BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on the Secretary of Economic Affairs, Shaktikanta Das, Finance Minister Arun jaitley said that it was an unfair attack on a disciplined civil servant.

“An unfair and false attack on a disciplined civil servant in the Finance Ministry,” Jaitley tweeted.

Earlier on Tuesday, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has attacked Shaktikanta Das saying that a case is pending against him for allegedly helping P Chidambaram “swallow” real estate in Mahabalipuram.

His allegations against the Secretary of Economic Affairs has triggered a fresh row in the party, as Swamy attacked RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and CEA Arvind Subramanian these days.

Arun Jaitley, on Tuesday, had distanced the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), from Swamy’s views on CEA Arvind Subramanian.

Responding to his comments, Swamy said he will “suspend” his demand that Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian be sacked and wait for events to bear out his allegations against the latter.

“If BJP Union government says that we know all about AS (Arvind Subramanian) but still he is an asset, then I will suspend my demand and wait for events to prove truth,” Swamy posted on Twitter.

Earlier, in his allegation against Arvind Subramanian, Swamy had said that the CEA had all along been helping the United States in its economic relations with India and demanded that he be sacked.

Swamy’s personalised attack on Arvind Subramanian led the government on Wednesday to defend the CEA who was appointed in October 2014.

While “suspending” his demand that the CEA be sacked, Swamy continued to suggest that Arvind Subramanian was working against Indian interests.

 

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