Disappointed, but not surprised: Chidambaram on Arvind SubramanianJune 21, 2018 09:54
After Arvind Subramanian stepped down as the Chief Economic Advisor, Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said he was disappointed, but not surprised.
"I am disappointed, but not surprised, that Dr Arvind Subramanian has decided to leave the government before the end of his term. Dr Arvind Subramanian was either not consulted or his views were brushed aside on many important issues. It is no longer a secret that the CEA was not consulted before demonetisation," he tweeted.
Chidambaram further claimed that Subramanian's views on Goods and Services Tax rates and Revenue Neutral Rate were "brushed aside."
The senior Congress leader said he was hopeful of Subramanian returning to serve "under a future government.
"I am sure that with age on his side, Dr Arvind Subramanian will return to serve under a future government. I thank Dr Arvind Subramanian for describing the UPA years of 2005-2010 as the "boom period" of the Indian economy," Chidambaram said in another tweet.