With BJP Displeased, Subramanian Swamy Promises Fewer Tweets For Now

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With BJP Displeased, Subramanian Swamy Promises Fewer Tweets For Now

Subramanian Swamy had targeted finance ministry officials in his tweets


New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Subramanian Swamy asked to keep a low profile by BJP, say sources
  2. His tweets against Raghuram Rajan and others created trouble for BJP
  3. PM Modi had dismissed Swamy's attack on leaders as 'inappropriate'
BJP lawmaker Subramanian Swamy, whose recent posts on social media have scripted a-controversy-a-day for the ruling BJP, declared today that there would be fewer tweets from him for now.

Mr Swamy indicated that he had other things on his mind.BJP sources say Mr Swamy, the party's newest Rajya Sabha member, has been asked to keep a low profile and the message has been privately communicated to him.

Mr Swamy's tweet attacks last month were openly directed at Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian and Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das.

His comments appearing to take on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley finally spurred the BJP into a putting out a sharp disclaimer.

Asked about the controversy over Mr Swamy's barbs against Mr Jaitley and senior officers in the finance ministry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an interview to the Times Now channel: "Whether it is in my party or not, I think such things are inappropriate. This fondness for publicity is never going to do any good to the nation. People should conduct themselves with utmost responsibility. If anybody considers himself above the system, it is wrong. I am very clear about this."

Recently, Mr Swamy also claimed credit for "Rexit" - the surprise decision by Raghuram Rajan to not seek a second term as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. In letters to the PM, he had earlier commented that Mr Rajan's refusal to drop interest rates hurt the economy and his green card means he is "mentally not fully Indian".


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