Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday joined the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra which is in Bundi, Rajasthan at the moment.
Taking a dig at former RBI governor Rajan, BJP spokesperson Amit Malviya tweeted, “He fancies himself as the next Manmohan Singh.” Malviya said Rajans presence at the Yatra did not come as a surprise. “His commentary on India’s economy should be discarded with disdain. It is coloured and opportunistic.”
The Congress social media head, Supriya Shrinate, hailed Rajan as a fine economist, a man of high integrity, a man whose heart beats for an inclusive India and above all one of the most fearless people I know.
Indian Youth Congress National President Srinivas BV also welcomed Rajan, praising him for fearlessly speaking “against the government and its faulty policies, from the economy to banking reforms.”
Rahul Gandhi shared this picture alongside, tweeting, “Freedom is the essence of Democracy & Harmony is the foundation of a prosperous Economy. We walk for unity and to secure Indias future
Rajan served as the RBI’s governor from September 2013 to September 2016. From October 2003 to December 2006, he was the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Economic Counselor and Director of Research.