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.
“I congratulate Abhijit Banerjee for winning the Nobel prize. You all know that his thinking is totally left-leaning,” Goyal said.
#WATCH Piyush Goyal:Abhijit Banerjee ji ko nobel prize mila main unko badhai deta hun.Lekin unki samajh ke bare me to aap sab jaante hain.Unki jo thinking hai,wo totally left leaning hai.Unhone NYAY ke bade gungaan gaye the,Bharat ki janta ne totally reject kar diya unki soch ko pic.twitter.com/v7OO49ie5E
— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2019
“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.