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.