PM Modi reacts to Urjit Patel's resignation as RBI Governor; says we will miss him

In an unprecedented move, Patel on Monday announced that he has stepped down from RBI Governor post with immediate effects citing personal reasons.

Narendra Modi reacts to Urjit Patel's resignation as RBI Governor; says we will miss him immensely
Patel took charge as the RBI Governor on September 4, 2016, after Raghuram Rajan resigned. (Image: AFP)
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 10 Dec 2018 06:29 PM
New Delhi: Minutes after Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel tendered his resignation citing personal reasons, Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged the same and said that both government and the Central Bank would miss him immensely. PM Modi took to micro-blogging site Twitter and praised the ex-RBI Governor for providing financial stability in country's economy. "Dr. Urjit Patel is a thorough professional with impeccable integrity. He has been in the Reserve Bank of India for about 6 years as Deputy Governor and Governor. He leaves behind a great legacy. We will miss him immensely," PM Modi tweeted.

In an unprecedented move, Patel on Monday announced that he has stepped down from RBI Governor post with immediate effects citing personal reasons. "Dr Urjit Patel is an economist of a very high calibre with a deep and insightful understanding of macro-economic issues. He steered the banking system from chaos to order and ensured discipline. Under his leadership, the RBI brought financial stability," PM wrote in another tweet.





Even Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took to Twitter to acknowledged the same and extended his good wishes to the former RBI governor. "The Government acknowledges with deep sense of appreciation the services rendered by Dr. Urjit Patel to this country both in his capacity as the Governor and the Deputy Governor of The RBI. It was a pleasure for me to deal with him and benefit from his scholarship."



Patel took charge as the RBI Governor on September 4, 2016, after Raghuram Rajan resigned from the post in on June 19, 2016. Even former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan expressed concerns over Patel's resignation and said that it is a matter of concern for all Indians.

Soon after the news of Patel's resignation as RBI chief came to light, various opposition parties strengthened up their antes against the Central government and held it responsible for the same. While Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP tweeted 'Told you so', Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee called for an all-Opposition party meet to discuss the issue on Tuesday.

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