Renowned economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Friday said he was still opposed to BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi becoming the prime minister of the country, but refused to reject the BJP government saying there were degrees of 'damnation'.
In an interview to NDTV, Sen said, "It's not the best for India, (but) I don't know if we are completely doomed. I won't damn a Modi rule at the outset and there are degrees of damnation."
Terming as silly talks of leaving the country if Modi becomes PM, Sen said in such situations the answer was to vote out a government instead of migrating to another country.
"You don't migrate because of the wrong government, you vote it out," he told the channel.
Sen, one of Modi's most prominent critics, in an earlier interview had said that Modi could have done much more to make minorities feel safer in the country.
"He could have first of all been more secular and he could have made the minority community feel more secure... I think I don’t have to be a member of the minority in order to feel insecure... We Indians don’t want a situation where the minority feel insecure and could legitimately think that there was an organised violence against them in 2002. I think that is a terrible record and I don’t think Indian Prime Minister as an Indian citizen… who has that kind of record,” Sen had said when asked why he did not want Modi as PM.
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Updated Date: May 02, 2014 11:41:10 IST