NEW DELHI: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Monday said that he would not like to see Gujarat chief minister and BJP poll panel chiefNarendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India.

In an exclusive interview to news channel CNN-IBN, the noted economist Sen said, “As an Indian citizen, I don’t want Modi as my PM; he has not done enough to make minorities feel safe.”

Amartya Sen also criticised Narendra Modi’s model of governance and said he does not approve of his model.

Interestingly, Sen on Sunday backed Bihar’s growth strategy, arguing that growth was not independent of social transformation.

Sen’s praise for the Bihar model is significant because the build-up to the general elections has also been framed as a duel between competing models of growth. One is the inclusive growth model which UPA and Bihar claim to represent, and which won praise from Sen. The other,Gujarat’s emphasis on higher rate as the solution to poverty reduction, is backed by the likes ofJagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya.

source: times of india