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Chetan Bhagat hits back at AAP, says could be a 'better RBI governor than others'

Bhagat asserted that he knew economies and monetary policies better than anyone in AAP ever will

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Chetan Bhagat
Chetan Bhagat

Hitting back at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for 'suggesting' the Centre to appoint him as the next governor, author Chetan Bhagan on Sunday asserted that he knows economies and monetary policies than the party, adding that they should behave rather than indulging in 'mud-slinging'.

"Just on this news. Neither am I interested, nor am in the running for the governor job. Nor do I have a view on NIFT. I would request AAP to behave in a decent manner and not do mud-slinging PR like the news in the last tweet," Bhagat said in a series of tweets.

However he added that if he had been appointed as the chief, he would be able to do a better job than many others.

"Dear AAP, as you mock me, assure u had i ever done (am not) the RBI guv job, would be able to do it better than many others. AAP should tell its lo-IQ spokespersons to think twice before attacking others, though i understand thinking isn't their strong point," he further tweeted.

Stressing that even though he loves his job of writing much more than anything, Bhagat asserted that he knew economies and monetary policies better than anyone in AAP ever will.

Bhagat fiery reaction comes in the wake of the AAP Saturday attacking the Centre for appointing former cricketer Chetan Chauhan as the chairperson of the Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).

Mocking the decision to appoint Chauhan, the AAP gave BJP "suggestions" for further appointments.

"This is absurd. He (Chauhan) does not know 'F' about fashion and he is the same person who defended Mr. Jaitley. And his appointment has the blessings of Amit Shah and Modi. The AAP would like to suggest that the BJP appoint Chetan Bhagat RBI governor, Anupam Kher chief of ISRO and Eknath Khadse the chief of NIA," party spokesperson Raghav Chadha said in a press briefing.

Echoing similar sentiments, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejirwal tweeted saying, "Modi ji ne bhi chun chun ke chamchon ki fauj jama ki h (Modiji has carefully chosen his army of sychophants) - Gajendra Chauhan, Chetan Chauhan, Pahlaj Nihalani, Arnab Goswami, Smriti Irani."

Rajan yesterday announced that he would return to the academic world at the end of his term on September 4, 2016, adding he will always be available to serve his country when needed and asserted that his 'successor' would take the nation to new heights.

Later, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the government respected Rajan's decision and would announce his successor soon.

First Published: Sun, June 19 2016. 11:32 IST