Jaitley Slams Swamy, Says Arvind Subramaniyan Is Valuable

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New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government stands by Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian suggesting that there was no question of him being removed.

Speaking at a press conference post the Cabinet meeting, Jatiley said Arvind Subramanian’s contributions to decision making were valuable to the government.

“The government has full confidence in CEA Arvind Subramanian. He has provided valuable insights from time to time. We do not share Subramanian Swamy’s view,” Jaitley said.

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Earlier in the day, Swamy had demanded that the government sack Arvind Subramanian saying was not working in tandem with the Narendra Modi government.

“Such people who can fail our government, such people should be tossed out. Now, it has been two years. He (Arvind) used to work in America, don’t even know if he’s a citizen or not but I’m sure he has a green card (sic),” Swamy said.