First Subramanian Swamy decided he wanted Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian to be sacked. But Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defended the economist who was hired after the Modi government was elected and said there was no question of entertaining Swamy’s demand.
Obviously Swamy struck back.
The Rajya Sabha MP took to Twitter to tweet his displeasure and strengthen the case for Subramanian’s removal.
So he first tweeted a report about what Subramanian had done in the past:
He followed it up with a column Subramanian had written about PM Narendra Modi in the past that wasn’t exactly complimenting him:
Arvind Subramanian: Is the Modi miracle overrated? https://t.co/O3PLAtu1Nw— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) 22 June 2016
Then tweeted that he was ‘suspending his demand’ for the Chief Economic Advisor’s given that Subramanian was considered an asset by the BJP government:
If BJP Union govt says that we know all about AS but still he is an asset, then I will suspend my demand and wait for events to prove truth— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) 23 June 2016
If an Indian?, held patriotic, can advise a foreign nation where he works, to twist India’s arm, is to be forgiven, then I suspend my demand— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) 23 June 2016
Unfortunately for the BJP government and Subramanian, Swamy hasn’t made it clear for how long he intends to keep the demand suspended.