Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee meets PM Modi on first India visit after win

The Hush Post/ 03:40pm/ 1-min-read

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, who won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence on Tuesday.

Abhijit Banerjee is visiting India for the first time after the announcement of the Nobel Prize. Later in the day, he will leave for Kolkata to visit his mother and spend two days there.

This is what Banerjee told the media about his meeting with the Prime Minister:

Abhijit Banerjee’s big win has triggered a war of words between the BJP and Opposition. The noted economist studied at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, and was a friend of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman there. He conceptualise Congress’s Lok Sabha election promise of providing a minimum income support to the weaker section.

BJP union minister Piyush Goyal called Banerjee “Left-leaning” and said he had supported ‘Nyay’ and that the people of India rejected his ideology.

JNU showed me India’s politics, Kolkata helped me know poverty, Banerjee has said in his interview to an Indian news channel.

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