I don’t see Raghuram Rajan as an expert in economics, says Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar

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Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar slammed former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan during a press conference in Uttar Pradesh.

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar has slammed former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan saying that the maximum number of NPAs took place under the latter. (Photo: PTI)

Union Minister Rajeev Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Sunday slammed former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, saying he did not consider the latter an expert in economics.

At a press conference in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar spoke about the hijab controversy and claimed that the government created 5 million jobs.

About former RBI Governor, Raghuram Rajan, he said: “I don’t consider him an expert in economics. Maximum number of NPAs took place when he was Governor of RBI. The collapse of our financial structure and the NPA crisis happened when he was in charge.”

Raghuram Rajan served as Governor of the RBI between September 2013 and September 2016. From 2003 to 2006, Rajan served as Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund. Currently, he is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth. In 2018, Rajan received the National Yashwantrao Chavan Award for his contribution to economic development.

The BJP leader slammed former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, sarcastically calling party leader Samajwadi an economic expert for raising questions about the jobs crisis. Chandrasekhar further claimed that 5 million jobs were created by the Indian government before the Covid pandemic.

On AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi’s tweet on the hijab line, he said, “Those who politicize this issue and provoke people on the internet should respond to the haste of making such statements when the matter is before the courts. courts. They should instead wait for the Karnataka High Court decision.”

On reports of a Kashmiri Class 12 topper being stalked and receiving threatening messages for not wearing a hijab, Rajeev Chandrasekhar said: “As IT Minister, I want to warn anyone who tries to provoke people via the internet. Strict action under the Indian penal code will be taken against them as it is a criminal offence.”

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