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Thank you PM, says Abhijit Banerjee; calls meeting Modi ‘unique experience’

Abhijit Banerjee, the Indian-origin professor of economics at MIT awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in economics, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. PM Modi, who tweeted a photograph of his meeting with the Nobel laureate, showered praises on the Indian-origin professor whose critical analysis of the government’s economic policies had earlier drawn a sharp reaction from a section of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

“His passion towards human empowerment is clearly visible. We had a healthy and extensive interaction on various subjects. India is proud of his accomplishments,” tweeted PM Modi soon after what he said, was an “excellent meeting”.

Abhijit Banerjee later said PM Modi spoke about “his way of thinking about India, which was quite unique”.

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