'Short-term' political solutions to job reservation demands can damage: Rajan
Such solutions have the potential to "bring apart the fabric of this country".
Instead, focus should be on broad-basing economic growth and correcting the underlying issues like unemployment.
Rajan's recorded interview was played at the Times Lit Fest 2017 in New Delhi.
'Populist nationalism has a potential to damage'
Perceptions of discrimination among the majority are seen across the world, Rajan said, but "it (populist nationalism) has a potential to damage".
"There are often underlying issues," he said, adding, "The only way to solve this is to broad-base economic growth."
'Illiberal democracy is worrying but free speech can't be unconditional'
Rajan said an "illiberal democracy" is worrying and that it's a function of the leader and the system "which cows out very easily to strong leader".
"The press, business groups, all tend towards bowing…because their interests are aligned."
Censorship isn't a feature specific to this government and has happened in the past too, he said, adding 'free speech' can't be allowed to propagate violence.
Times Lit Fest 2017