PM Modi, Jaitley must show Swamy his place or face consequences: Pai

PM Modi, Jaitley must show Swamy his place or face consequences: Pai

Submitted by Kumuda on Wed, 2016-06-22 16:11 New Delhi: Hitting out at Subramanian Swamy for targeting technocrats appointed by the government, Former Infosys Director T.V. Mohandas Pai on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to show the senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader his place, or end up with no outsider or experts wanting to work for the Indian government. Speaking to ANI here, Pai asserted that it was unprecedented that a government minister was targeting the very people appointed for a certain purpose by the nation's decision making authorities. "The government has a prerogative to appoint people at a senior post. If they don't want someone there, they must talk to them quietly and tell them that they want someone else and should resign. Nobody will hang on. They have all been appointed by the government for a particular term. They are not permanent bureaucracy, they are technocrats," Pai said. Hitting out at Swamy for going after Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan and Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, he added that the situation had turned dangerous as people had begun questioning as to who was actually running the country. "All of us respect PM Modi and Finance Minister Jaitley, but people in the country and outside are asking who is running India. Is Swamy the super person influencing policy? Is Swamy the decision making authority? What is happening in this country? In no other country have we seen such things happening," he said. "It is very important now that the PM and the FM put their foot down and tell Swamy where he gets off. If Swamy has some evidence then he can talk to people in the party and they can take a call then. They can do what they want but should do it quietly," Pai added. Asserting that nobody can question the Prime Minister or the Finance Minister as they are the right authorities, Pai also stated that decisions need to be made carefully or the people from outside will have issues in working with the Government of India. "Why will people who are not in the bureaucracy work with the Government? The bureaucracy does not have the confidence or the capability to run the country. We need experts from outside. Next, Swamy may go after Dr. Arvind Panagariya, he can go after anybody," Pai added. (ANI)