Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday slammed Union Minister Piyush Goyal for his remarks over Nobel prize laureate Abhijit Banerjee. Goyal on Friday spoke about the famed economist Abhijit Banerjee and congratulated him for bagging the Nobel prize. However, he also criticized him and said that his ideology is 'left-leaning'. In addition, Goyal also said that the NYAY scheme, which was conceptualized by Banerjee was not accepted. In response, Sibal took to Twitter and slammed Goyal over his remarks.
Taking to Twitter, Sibal targeted Piyush Goyal and questioned him whether Banerjee's leftist ideology was a crime. In addition, he also attacked the minister over the recent developments and said that the corporates will benefit, but the plight of poor people exists. Here's Sibal's tweet attacking the government:
Abhijit— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) October 22, 2019
is left leaning
is that a crime
I asked ?
the poor too
that is our
good news for corporates
in their hands
ask the Minister
where do you think
we stand ?
and unattended !
Sibal also criticized the government and said that the poor are still not tended to, but the rich are still benefitting from the government's move. Talking to media, he further added that the central government is for the rich people and they "don't understand" the problems faced by poor people on a daily basis.
"Data shows that people from the age group of 18-31 years, more and more people in that age group are seeking wages through MGNREGA. It means people in that age group are not getting jobs. This government is not concerned with all that," Sibal said.
"This government does not think of the poor. They are thinking of the digital economy... They don't worry about the farmers... Retail prices are going up. Though the prices are going up, there is low inflation, people don't have money to buy. Instead of putting money in the pockets of the poor, they are putting money in the pockets of the rich," he added.
Abhijit Banerjee, the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology won the Nobel Prize on October 14 along with his wife Esther Duflo. The couple were awarded for their approach towards tackling global poverty. The economist has completed his education at the University of Calcutta, Jawarharlal Nehru University. In addition, he acquired his Ph.D. in 1988 from Harvard University.
(With ANI Inputs)