Urjit Patel vs BJP: Where Will the Government Go Looking for an Obedient RBI Governor Now?

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Urjit Patel vs BJP: Where Will the Government Go Looking for an Obedient RBI Governor Now?

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

S

ay what you will about the world we live in, but things are rarely boring. Just last week we were complimenting the RBI governor for “tugging a Patel” and slugging it out by holding his own against the government. Now we find ourselves deciphering his departure like a failed contestant on The Bachelor.

Urjit Patel resigned from his post as RBI governor citing that old nugget: “personal reasons”. This has as much veracity as the time Shruti Haasan used “removal of a deviated septum” as a euphemism for her nose job. It doesn’t require a keen student of current affairs to realise that “personal reasons” is just code for “just generally fed up of all this nonsense”.

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