Jaitley comes to Arvind Subramanian's rescue

Jaitley comes to Arvind Subramanian

Submitted by Kumuda on Wed, 2016-06-22 17:33 New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday backed Arvind Subramanian, who is the latest in the line of fire from BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, and said the government has 'full confidence' in the Chief Economic Advisor. Jaitley, at a press briefing, said the BJP does not share Swamy's views, adding that the Chief Economic Advisor's advise to the government in economic matters have been of 'great value'. "The government has full confidence in Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian. His advice to the government from time-to-time has been of great value," he said. "The party has said they don't share Dr Swamy's view. I will also add one more fact, from the point of view of discipline of Indian politicians, to what extent should we attack those, the discipline and constraints of whose offices prevent them from responding. And this has happened more than once," he added. When asked if it was time to reign in comments from people like Swamy, Jaitley said, "Thank you for the suggestion." Swamy earlier said that he wants Arvind Subramanian to be sacked, as he had badmouthed India in the international arena and had also encouraged the grand old party to become rigid on their GST Bill clauses. (ANI)