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Subramanian Swamy questions Shaktikanta Das' appointment as RBI Governor

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New Delhi, Dec 12: Within an hour Shaktikanta Das took charge as RBI Governor on Wednesday, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy alleged that newly appointed RBI Governor was involved in corrupt activities.

Subramanian Swamy questions Shaktikanta Das appointment as RBI Governor

"Shaktikanta Das being appointed as RBI Governor is wrong, he has worked closely in corrupt activities with P Chidambaram and even tried to save him in court cases. I don't know why this was done, I have written a letter to PM against this decision, " news agency ANI quoted Subramanian Swamy as saying.

Who is Shaktikanta Das, the new RBI Governor

The day Urjit Patel resigned as RBI Governor, Subramanian Swamy urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dissuade RBI Governor Urjit Patel from leaving, saying his resignation would be wrong for the government, economy and the institution at this time.

"His resignation at this time would be wrong for the government, economy and the RBI. The prime minister should call him and find out what could be the personal reasons and dissuade him from leaving. This is what I think the PM should do," Swamy told PTI.

Shaktikanta Das is a 1980 batch IAS officer from Tamil Nadu cadre. A former secretary at the department of economic affairs, was appointed the governor for a period of three years. He retired as the Economic Affairs Secretary in May 2017.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shaktikanta Das for a period of three years after Urjit Patel resigned as RBI Governor.

(With PTI inputs)

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