Congress chief Rahul Gandhi tweeted to Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee this morning

New Delhi: 

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi tweeted in help of Abhijit Banerjee immediately after the Nobel Prize-winning economist advised Interneton Saturday that he objected to Union Minister Piyush Goyal questioning his professionalism. “Please be certain that millions of Indians are proud…” Mr Gandhi wrote on his official Twitter account after Mr Goyal, on Friday, mentioned Mr Banerjee’s reward for the Congress’ NYAY scheme revealed his “totally Left-leaning” pondering and that his work had been rejected by the individuals of India.

The NYAY or Nyuntam Aay Yojana is a minimal earnings assure scheme that headlined the Congress manifesto for the nationwide election earlier this 12 months. The get together crashed within the polls. Rahul Gandhi, in his tweet congratulating Mr Banerjee for his Nobel, credited him with the NYAY plan.

“Dear Mr Banerjee… These bigots are blinded by hatred and have no idea what a professional is. You cannot explain it to them, even if you tried for a decade. Please be certain that millions of Indians are proud of your work,” Mr Gandhi tweeted.

Mr Banerjee, whereas talking to Interneton Saturday, had mentioned, “If the BJP government, like the Congress party, had asked what were the numbers on the fraction of people under a particular income, would I have not told them the truth? In terms of being a professional, I want to be professional with everyone.”

“I am not partisan in my economy thinking,” he continued, stating he had labored with the Gujarat air pollution board again when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was nonetheless a Chief Minister.

“…we actually had an excellent experience. I would say that they were willing to engage with the evidence and they implemented policies that followed with that experience,” Mr Banerjee mentioned.

On Friday Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, instantly after congratulating Mr Banerjee for his win, went on to dismiss the JNU- and Harvard University-trained economist’s work.

“Abhijit Banerjee won the Nobel Prize. I congratulate him. But you all know what his understanding is. His thinking is totally Left-leaning. He had praised the NYAY scheme effusively, but people of India totally rejected his thinking,” he mentioned.

The Congress’s NYAY scheme had promised to provide Rs 72,000 yearly to every of the 20 per cent households within the poorest of the poor class.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit out at Mr Goyal for his remarks, saying the federal government’s job was to enhance the “collapsing” economic system and to not run a “comedy circus”.

Mr Banerjee, who has been a robust and vocal critic of the BJP-led authorities’s financial insurance policies, had lately remarked the Indian economic system is in a state of disaster. 

“You have to take it seriously that the economy is in crisis. If you look at one number that jumps out at me from the analysis of the NSS (National Sample Survey) data, it is the average consumption in India. We are slightly lower today than it was in 2014-15. That’s an unprecedented event,” he advised NDTV.

An India-born American economist Abhijit Banerjee was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics earlier this week. He gained the award collectively with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for his or her “experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”.

With enter from ANI

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