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Brightest fleeing ‘sinking ship’ steered by RSS: Rahul Gandhi on Arvind Subramanian exit

Rahul Gandhi’s statement came after Union Minister Arun Jaitley announced that Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian was leaving the Finance Ministry.

india Updated: Jun 20, 2018 21:56 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
Arvind Subramanian,Rahul Gandhi,Chief Economic Advisor
Congress party president Rahul Gandh.(AP)

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday criticised the central government, claiming that its brightest talents were fleeing the “sinking ship” as the “invisible hand” of the Rashtriya Swayemsevak Sangh (RSS) was steering it into rocks.

In a veiled dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress party president alleged that Modi was “fast asleep” and described the situation as crazy in a tweet.

Gandhi’s statement came after Union Minister Arun Jaitley announced that Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian was leaving the Finance Ministry.

Gandhi criticised the Union minister for breaking the news on Facebook and questioned whether Jaitley, who held the finance portfolio before undergoing a kidney transplant in mid-May, continued to be the finance minister.

“Ex? FM is locked in his room, breaking news on Facebook. BJP treasurer has the keys to the Indian economy,” he tweeted.

“The brightest flee the sinking ship, as the invisible hand of the RSS steers it onto the rocks. Meanwhile, Captain DeMo is fast asleep. It’s crazy out there!,” he claimed.

First Published: Jun 20, 2018 21:06 IST