People of India have rejected ‘Left-leaning’ Abhijit Banerjee’s ideology, says Piyush Goyal

“I congratulate Abhijit Banerjee for winning the Nobel prize. You all know that his thinking is totally Left-leaning,” the Union Minister said.

October 18, 2019 03:01 pm | Updated December 03, 2021 07:06 am IST - Pune

Piyush Goyal./ File photo

Piyush Goyal./ File photo

Union Minister Piyush Goyal on October 18 dubbed Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, who won the 2019 Nobel for Economics , as Left-leaning.

Mr. Goyal made the remarks at a media briefing in Pune.

“I congratulate Abhijit Banerjee for winning the Nobel prize. You all know that his thinking is totally Left-leaning,” Mr. Goyal said.

“Banerjee supported Nyay (poverty alleviation scheme of Congress) and people of India rejected his ideology,” the BJP leader said.

 

Mr. Banerjee recently said the Indian economy is on a shaky ground, adding data currently available does not hold any assurance for the country’s economic revival anytime soon.

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