Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar has challenged Nobel Prize Laureate Amartya Sen about his comments that India has taken a step backward ever since Narendra Modi assumed power as the Prime Minister of India. Rajiv Kumar said, that he wished Professor Amartya Sen actually visited India and took a look at the work that has been done by the government in the years since the elections. He should see the work before making such unnecessary statements. Rajiv elaborated that he’d like Amartya to show him the four year period in which so much work has been done to make the country more cleaner and economically stable.
And if Sen can’t figure out that such developments have taken place in the country in all these years, then he ought to travel to India and see the proof for himself. Amartya Sen had been spoken at the launch of, Bharat aur Uske Virodhabhas – the Hindi translation of his book, titled ‘An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions’ . He’d said that things have gotten badly in the years, and the country is going back even though it is one of the fastest growing economy in the world. He’d also taken a jab at Pakistan, calling it the worst, and claiming that it was only shielding India for dropping even further.
Amartya Sen is an economist and philosopher from India. He resides in America and teaches at the Harvard University. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in 1998m and India’s Bharat Ratna award in 1999 for his work in the field of economics economics. He has also done insightful work in the field of social choice theory, economic and social justice and economic theories of famines.