Would You Call Central Government Anti-National? Asks Raghuram Rajan
New Delhi: Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Dr Raghuram Rajan asked whether the central government would be dubbed anti-national for the country’s initial dismal performance on the COVID vaccination front.
Rajan said this while responding to the attack on Infosys by a weekly affiliated to the RSS for the IT firm’s supposed inability to eradicate glitches on the tax-filing website.
“It just strikes me as completely unproductive. Would you accuse the government of being anti-national for not doing a good job on vaccines initially? You say it is a mistake. And people do make mistakes,” Dr Rajan was quoted as saying by NDTV.
He said this citing the creaky rollout of the goods and services tax (GST) as an example.
“I don’t think the GST rollout has been spectacular. It could have been done better…but learn from those mistakes and don’t use it as a club to roll out your own prejudices,” the former RBI chief said.