PM Narendra Modi Meets Abhijit Banerjee, Both Praise Each Other; Here's What They Said After The Meeting (Watch Video)
PM Narendra Modi met Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, October 22:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee in Delhi. After the meeting, PM Modi in a tweet said that he had a healthy and extensive interaction with Banerjee on various subjects. The Prime Minister added that India is proud of the Nobel Laureate’s achievements. He also wished him the very best for his future endeavours. 'NYAY Scheme Rejected by India': Piyush Goyal Jabs 'Left-Leaning' Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee.

PM Modi tweeted, “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.” Amul Dedicates Topical Ad to Abhijit Banerjee And Wife Esther Duflo on Winning Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

PM Modi's Tweet:

Banerjee thanked PM Modi for the meeting and for his precious time. He said that it was really a privilege to have this meeting with the Prime Minister. The Nobel laureate stated, “The PM was kind enough to give me his time and to talk about his way of thinking about India, which was quite unique.” Banerjee further added that PM Modi also talked about how to make bureaucracy more responsive by exposing them more to reality so that people’s view can be taken more into account while drafting policies.

Abhijit Banerjee's Statement:

During a press conference after the meeting, Banerjee took a dig at media. He said that PM Modi started a conversation by cracking a joke about how the media is trying to trap me into saying anti-Modi things. The Nobel Laureate further added, "PM Modi He has been watching TV, he has been watching you guys, he knows what you are trying to do."

Here is The Video of Banerjee's Statement:

Banerjee won the Economics Nobel along with his wife Esther Duflo, a French-American economist and the fellow US professor Michael Kremer for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty. However, many Bharatiya Janata Party leaders including Railways Minister Piyush Goyal hit out at Banerjee and called him a “left-leaning professor”.