A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the work of Outgoing RBI governor Raghuram Rajan in a interview to Times Now, Rajan’s parents said he may have stayed had govt promptly reacted.
Raising a finger at Subramanian Swamy’s verbal attacks, Rajan’s father and a retired senior Intelligence officer R Govindarajan said “I feel if the government had responded promptly when the attacks started, possible he wouldn’t have come to this decision.”
“The personal attacks (on him) hurt”, added his mother Mythili.
“Let anyone question his policies or style of functioning. But isn’t it unfair attacking someone personally, questioning his patriotism,” she asked.
Modi praised Rajan for his work and stated that his experience with Rajan was good in his his much-hyped interview to the Times Now channel on Monday, more than a week after Rajan announced his decision to not go for a second term. “I appreciate the work that he has done. He is no less patriotic. He loves India. Wherever he will work, he will work for India and he is patriotic,” Modi told the interviewer, who chose not to prod further on why the prime minister did not make the statement all this while.
The statements by Rajan’s parents seem to indicate that it was a case of too little too late. Rajan announced his decision earlier this month on June 18.