Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan joins Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra in Rajasthan

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and Rahul Gandhi as they walk together during Bharat Jodo Yatra in Rajasthan. [Photo Twitter P Chidambaram]

Rajasthan: Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Raghuram Rajan joined Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Rajasthan on Wednesday morning.

As seen on the videos and pictures on social media, Rajan and the former Congress chief were having a discussion while marching as the Congress’ yatra resumed from Bhadoti of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan this morning. The Bharat Jodo yatra will mark 100 days on December 16.

Sharing a picture of the two, the Congress tweeted in Hindi: “Shri Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of RBI, with @RahulGandhi ji… The increasing number of people standing up to unite the country against hatred shows that we will be successful.”

Earlier, the former RBI Governor blamed the Narendra Modi-led government of “political and social agenda for the economic slowdown”. He had also criticized demonetization and other economic policies taken up by the Government of India.

Rajan served as the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from September 2013 to September 2016. Earlier, he served as the Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund from 2003 to 2006.

Meanwhile, BJP member while taking a dig at the Rajan’s meet with Rahul Gandhi, BJP member Amit Malviya said Rajan “fancies himself as the next Manmohan Singh.”

The yatra started from Kanniyakumari on September 7 and has so far covered Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. It will conclude in Jammu and Kashmir in early February 2023.

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