Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee is in India after his big win. He will be meeting PM Modi at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg on Tuesday morning.
Abhijit Banerjee will be meeting PM Modi at the PM’s residence.
Indian-American Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, who won the Nobel Prize for Economics this year, will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the PM’s residence on Tuesday morning.
Abhijit Banerjee is visiting India following his Nobel win along with wife and noted economist Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”
Abhijit Banerjee was also one of the economists who helped Congress develop its 2019 Lok Sabha election promise of the Nyay scheme in which Rahul Gandhi had promised a minimum income support for the economically weaker section.
JNU alumnus Abhijit Banerjee has since come under attack by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders.
Union minister Piyush Goyal on dubbed Abhijit Banerjee as Left-leaning and came under Opposition fire.
Piyush Goyal said, “I congratulate Abhijit Banerjee for winning the Nobel prize. You all know that his thinking is totally Left-leaning.”
Abhijit Banerjee will later visit his paternal home in Kolkata on Tuesday and pay a visit to his 83-year-old mother after winning the global award.
Banerjee will be in Kolkata for two days and his mother Nirmala Banerjee, an economist in her own right, is busy overseeing the last minute preparations to welcome him.