Piyush Goyal Calls Abhijit Banerjee, 2019 Economics Nobel Winner, Left-Leaning
Union Minister Piyush Goyal addresses a press conference in Pune on Friday. (Photo: PTI)

Piyush Goyal Calls Abhijit Banerjee, 2019 Economics Nobel Winner, Left-Leaning

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Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday dubbed Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, who won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics, as Left-leaning.

Goyal made the remarks at a media briefing in Pune.

"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 the Congress) and people of India rejected his ideology.”

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.

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