This rumour was doing the rounds a few months back and now it has been again brought to the fore by some vested interests. And it is still a rumour only but the revival is akin to the trial runs resorted to by the centre in many cases. H.V. Kamath is no doubt, an accomplished banker. But his track record is not unblemished. He has been named in two bank fraud cases, one involving Prannoy Roy and the other one related to Videocon.
The only positive in his favour seems to be the fact that he is a close associate of the Ambani family and this, I believe must be one of the reasons why his name is doing the rounds.
All that apart, with Shri Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister, I doubt whether it would make any difference whether the late Arun Jaitley or Nirmala Sitaraman or H.V. Kamath is the finance minister; their words and acts are always scripted and prompted by the single-man power centre.
“The door to wisdom is knowing yourself." Anonymous