- BJP's Swamy alleges Rajan planted a 'time bomb' in Indian economy in 2013
- Financial bomb planted in 2013 to go off in December, tweeted Swamy
- Swamy has been asking for Rajan's dismissal for keeping rates too high
Mr Swamy, who had written twice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking that Dr Rajan be dropped for keeping interest rate high, took to Twitter to criticise the RBI Governor.
R3 planted a time bomb in our financial system in 2013. It is timed for Dec 2016. The redeemable $24 billion in f.e. to be paid out by banks— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) June 8, 2016
He did not specify further. The 'f.e' in the tweet apparently refers to foreign exchange.
There was no immediate response to the query sent to RBI spokesperson Alpana Killawala in this regard.
On May 26, Mr Swamy had levelled six allegations against Dr Rajan and asked the Prime Minister to sack him immediately.
He had also claimed that Dr Rajan was "mentally not fully Indian" and alleged that he has "wilfully wrecked the economy".
On Mr Swamy's earlier comment, Dr Rajan had said, "There are certain allegations which are fundamentally wrong and baseless and addressing them would amount to giving them legitimacy."
On his "Indian-ness" being questioned in part because he holds a green card, he said, "Indian-ness, love for your country is complicated. For every person there is a different way that you show respect for your country...my mother-in-law will say karmayogi is the way to go - do your work."
The RBI Governor clarified that he "welcomes genuine criticism of our policy, but will not address ad hominem attacks" or allegations against him as an individual instead of the policies and the position he holds.
Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.