Piyush Goyal calls Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee 'Leaning to the left'

PUNE: On Friday, the Indian-American nicknamed Union minister, who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, leans to the left.

Goyal made the comments at a press conference in Pune.

I congratulate Abhijit Banerjee for winning the Nobel Prize. You all know that your thinking is totally leftist, Goyal said.

Banerjee supported 'Nyay' (congressional poverty alleviation scheme) and the people of India rejected his ideology, said the BJP leader.

Banerjee said recently that the Indian economy is in an unstable terrain, adding that the data currently available offer no guarantee for the country's economic recovery in the short term.