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Amid criticism from BJP ministers, 'Left-leaning' Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee meets PM Modi

Banerjee, an Indian-born American professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has won Nobel in economics, jointly with wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer

PTI | Updated on: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 02:45 PM IST

(from left) Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee and PM Modi | Image source: ANI/Twitter
(from left) Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee and PM Modi | Image source: ANI/Twitter
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee and held a "healthy and extensive" interaction on various subjects.

Banerjee, an Indian-born American professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has won Nobel in economics, jointly with wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for 'experimental approach to alleviating global poverty'.

"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," Modi said in a tweet, sharing a picture from their meeting.

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Published on: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 02:45 PM IST