NeenaLAST UPDATED: Oct. 22, 2019, 1:13 p.m.
New Delhi, Oct 22: PM Narendra Modi today met Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee and tweeted a picture and wrote, "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."
Dr Banerjee, who received the Nobel in economics for 2019 has been a vocal critic of the Centre's economic policies for a while now.
Dr Banerjee had assisted the Congress in formulating the NYAY scheme, ahead of the national election this year. The scheme promised to give Rs. 72,000 a year to each of the 20 per cent families in the poorest of the poor category. Dr Banerjee shares the Nobel with his wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer.