Piyush Goyal: Nobel Winner Abhijit Banerjee 'Totally Left Leaning, Indians Rejected His Thinking'

Banerjee had recently said the Indian economy is on shaky ground.

Pune: Union minister Piyush Goyal on Friday dubbed Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, who won the 2019 Nobel for Economics, as ‘Left-leaning’.

Goyal made the remarks at a media briefing here.

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

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

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.