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PM Meets Abhijit Banerjee, Says India Proud Of His Accomplishments

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee and mentioned, “India is proud of his accomplishments.”

“Excellent meeting with Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee. His passion towards human empowerment is clearly visible. We had a healthy and extensive interaction on various subjects. India is proud of his accomplishments. Wishing him the very best for his future endeavours,” Modi tweeted posting {a photograph} of himself and Banerjee on Twitter.

Banerjee is a professor on the US’ Massachusetts Institute of Expertise (MIT). He and his spouse Esther Duflo, winners of this 12 months’s Nobel Prize for Economics, are presently touring India to advertise their new e book ‘Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems’.

Nevertheless, some BJP leaders, together with some Cupboard ministers, have been vital of Banerjee’s work. Addressing a press convention in Pune final week, Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal mentioned Banerjee had “a Left-leaning mindset” and that his views had been rejected by India.

Forward of the Lok Sabha elections, Banerjee was instrumental in framing Congress’ Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) or minimal earnings assure scheme. The social gathering was routed within the polls.

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