'Attend to work, do fewer photo ops': Kapil Sibal takes dig at Narendra Modi over Abhijit Banerjee's concerns on Indian economy

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee's remarks that the Indian economy is on shaky ground.

Press Trust of India October 15, 2019 18:14:12 IST
'Attend to work, do fewer photo ops': Kapil Sibal takes dig at Narendra Modi over Abhijit Banerjee's concerns on Indian economy
  • Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee's remarks that the Indian economy is on shaky ground

  • Sibal took to Twitter and said the prime minister should attend to work and have less 'photo ops'

  • Banerjee bagged the coveted prize jointly with his wife Esther Duflo and another economist Michael Kremer for his 'experimental approach to alleviating global poverty'

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee's remarks that the Indian economy is on shaky ground, saying the prime minister should attend to work and have less "photo ops".

Indian-American Banerjee, who on Monday won the 2019 Nobel for Economics, has said the Indian economy is on shaky ground and the data currently available does not hold any assurance for the country's economic revival anytime soon.

"Is Modiji listening? Abhijit Banerjee: 1) Indian economy on shaky ground 2) “political interference“ in statistical data 3) Average urban and rural consumption gone down - hasn't happened since the seventies. 4) We in (India) are in crisis. Attend to work. Less photo-ops," Sibal said in a tweet.

Banerjee bagged the coveted prize jointly with his wife Esther Duflo and another economist Michael Kremer for his "experimental approach to alleviating global poverty".

Updated Date:

also read

Security breach or sinister plan? There’s more to the PM’s Punjab saga that meets the eye
India

Security breach or sinister plan? There’s more to the PM’s Punjab saga that meets the eye

The glaring gaps in security must not be seen as an isolated event. It reeks of a larger sinister plan to create unrest in Punjab and the rest of India

IIP growth slows down to nine-month low of 1.4% in November
Business

IIP growth slows down to nine-month low of 1.4% in November

The output of capital goods, which is a barometer of investment, contracted by 3.7 percent in November 2021

Why India needs more than a ‘ministry’ to fight propaganda
Politics

Why India needs more than a ‘ministry’ to fight propaganda

We Indians need to have the collective determination and clarity to recognise the power, nature and history of propaganda as a global force ranged against India as one of the last lands still standing against it