Here is how P Chidambaram reacted to CEA quitting

former Union Finance Minister termed it a disappointment but added that Dr Arvind Subramanian was either not consulted or his views were brushed aside on many important issues

As the news was confirmed that the Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian has quit, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram expressed disappointment.

He said that CEA’s views were brushed aside on many important issues including GST rates and he was not consulted before demonetisation.

The former Union Finance Minister termed it a disappointment but added that Dr Arvind Subramanian was either not consulted or his views were brushed aside on many important issues.

Chidambaram expressed his views through a tweet.

Chidambaram further hoped that Dr Arvind Subramanian may return to serve under a future government.

He also took the opportunity to thank Dr Arvind Subramanian for describing the UPA years of 2005-2010 as the ‘boom period’ of the Indian economy.

Subramanian resigned from his post on Wednesday. In a Facebook post Arun Jaitley informed about Subramanian’s decision to go back to the United States on account of family commitments.

Jaitley added that he had no option but to agree with Subramanian.

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