Mr. Arvind Subramanian, why are you giving interviews to NDTV, which has committed financial frauds?

Was it hubris or plain arrogance on part of Arvind Subramanian to show up at scam-tainted NDTV channel? The nation wants to know...

Was it hubris or plain arrogance on part of Arvind Subramanian to show up at scam-tainted NDTV channel? The nation wants to know...
Was it hubris or plain arrogance on part of Arvind Subramanian to show up at scam-tainted NDTV channel? The nation wants to know...

In was un-cool on part of the government’s Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian to give an interview to a scam-tainted TV Channel, NDTV. What is the messaging here? That he does not care for the fact that  Prannoy Roy, the owner of the controversial TV channel NDTV, is facing probes by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)? Being a newspaper reader and columnist, Arvind Subramanian must be aware of the cases registered against Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy, the promoters of NDTV. He does work with the Finance Ministry and has to be aware of ED’s cases under Foreign Exchange Maintenance Act (FEMA) and forthcoming cases under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against NDTV. The CBI has already registered a First Information Report (FIR) on Prannoy Roy for cheating ICICI Bank.

Arvind Subramanian was a UPA appointee and a critique of Narendra Modi to butter his Congress masters. He was former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s nominee and surprisingly the NDA Government is continuing with him as the Chief Economic Advisor.

Noted Professor in Finance R Vaidyanathan tweeted:

Mr. Arvind Subramanian, what ethics do you keep in public life, entertaining an interview with CBI case accused Prannoy Roy? Have you asked him why he is not paying the Income Tax fine of Rs.425 crores?  This is highly unacceptable. Apart from ICICI Bank cheating case registered by CBI, Roy is also facing ED’s Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) violation and illegal routing of Rs.2030 crores. Now ED has declared to Bombay High Court that they are registering a money laundering case also.

Moreover, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has also exposed the money laundering of Prannoy Roy and gang through tax havens. And Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) of the country is engaging the accused caught for bank frauds, stock exchange manipulations, money laundering and tax evasions. As rightly said by Professor R Vaidyanathan, these things will happen only in India.

The SEBI is still doing a “slow-paced” probe on the stock exchange manipulations by Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had exposed last year that Arvind Subramanian, on behalf of the Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer had argued against India in a US legislative body.

Arvind Subramanian was a UPA appointee and a critique of Narendra Modi to butter his Congress masters. He was former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s nominee and surprisingly the NDA Government is continuing with him as the Chief Economic Advisor. In Business Standard newspaper, he once described Modi as mediocre and blamed the Gujarat model and even went to the extent of writing that the best model was that of Bihar by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Those days Nitish had left the NDA and was attacking Modi tooth and nail. It is a different matter that Nitish had to eat humble pie and get re-admitted into the NDA fold as the grass on the other side was decidedly not greener.

It behooves Arvind Subramanian to realise that the discerning populace will take a dim view of his decision to show up at NDTV.

Team PGurus

20 COMMENTS

  1. Aravind Subramanian should be asked to explain why he allowed NDTV to interview him. He should have given man interview only on DD .

  2. Our very approach is flawed to start with.

    ” Let the law take its own course” is the most dangerous statement & stand taken by gorement of India.
    Started by congress & blindly repeated by all.

    All these CRIMINALS -prannoy roys , jyoti basus , dk dmk pmk & various leftist goons , film industry’s secular charlatans have ALWAYS been Adharmic & have ALWAYS violated l Ethics. In effect have ALWAYS taken ”law into their own hands”.

    Hence what does the gorement mean by initiating ”legal proceedings” against these CRIMINALS?
    Lawyers grab their pay cheques. That is all.

    Instead BJP Government should AT ONCE learn from congress & leftists’ ” we kooondemn ( condemn) the dastardly attacks”. KILL all of these prannoy roys , shekar guptas , barkha dutts , slurdesais , bollywood kollywood scum pronto.

    Subsequently mutter ” we koondemn these dastardly attacks”.

    This is the ONLY effective solution.

  3. It is really sad that still nation has no authentic news channel with vide reach among mass. Almost all do yellow journalism with authority but no responsibility.

  4. I don’t know what compels Shri Narendra Modi to keep Mr. Arun Jaitley in the cabinet and as the Finance Minister. Whatever his compulsions, I hope that after the 2019 general elections and hopefully after winning with a comfortable majority, he would see it fit to get rid of Mr. Jaitley.

  5. I agree with your EDitorial . A top govenment bureacrat cannot do this. He can give the interview on Door darshan if at all .

  6. Arvind Subramanian had appeared before US congress and explained How America should strangulate India in trade & Why it is Fair to do so !!
    In a country of billion people dont we have any other qualified person for post of CEA ??
    Below video link :-

  7. Is AS the mole of NDTV and Congress? Did he obtain the necessary permission from PM Modi to appear on NDTV ? If not, then he must be immediately sacked from his position.

  8. It is disgusting to see daily the govt representatives are increasingly seen on NDTV channel which is anti-India, foreign mole, spying on Ministries & surviving on passing information to foreign countries like Pakistan, China, Russia & others.
    Many times wonder what difference is there between BJP & Khangress. Both are equally corrupt & anti-India.

  9. Shocking behaviour by the nation’s Chief Economic Adviser!!! Please, PLEASE, have this article of yours sent to him as well as to our PM. Like Raghuram Rajan, the ex-RBI Governor, this man too must be sent back to wherever he came from — and sent back pronto!

  10. I too agree that NDTV is not the right channel to give an interview. BUT IF YOU HAVE TO LOOK FOR A CHANNEL WHICH IS NOT TAINTED, YOU WILL NOT BE IN A POSITON TO GIVE ANY INTERVIEW. ALL OF THEM ARE CROOKS…

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