Abhijit Banerjee’s thinking Left-leaning, people rejected it: Piyush Goyal

Andrew Cummings
October 20, 2019

Sharing an interview of Nobel victor Abhijit Banerjee, where the economist is reacting to Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Goyal's recent comments on Banerjee being "totally Left-leaning", Rahul said, "Please be certain that millions of Indians are proud of your work".

A day after, Rahul Sinha, BJP's former West Bengal unit president mocked Banerjee and wondered if having a foreigner as the second wife was a "degree" for getting the Nobel prize. "You all know that his thinking is totally Left-leaning".

"If the BJP government, like the Congress party, had asked what were the numbers on the fraction of people under a particular income, would I have not told them the truth?"

"I am not partisan in my economic thinking". I would have told them exactly, I would have been as willing. "I don't know whether it is a degree for getting the Nobel", Sinha stated.

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has said that he does not regret advising the Congress Party on the Nyutam Aay Yojana, or NYAY scheme, and added that he would have also helped the Bharatiya Janata Party if it had asked, The Times of India reported on Saturday. "He sang praises of NYAY, but the people of India totally rejected the scheme and his ideology", the Minister said. "Your (government's) work is to improve the economy and not run a comedy circus", Priyanka tweeted.

Indian-American Banerjee, who has been critical of the Narendra Modi government's economic policies, won the 2019 Nobel Prize for economics.

She also tagged a media report which claimed that the slowdown in the auto sector continued in September.

BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday congratulated Indian-origin economist Abhijeet Banerjee for winning the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences and stated that every Indian should be proud of this achievement and it should not be seen from a political perspective.

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