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Babul Supriyo stokes new row, says Amartya Sen should rise above political bias

Former central minister and Trinamool Congress MLA Babul Supriyo on 5 August stoked a contemporary controversy together with his touch upon Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, suggesting the latter that he couldn’t come out of his political ideologies.

Supriyo made the feedback on Sen, who obtained the Muzaffar Ahmad Memorial Prize for his e book ‘Home within the World: A Memoir’ weeks after ‘declining’ an award from the Mamata Banerjee authorities.

With his feedback led to discomfort contained in the get together, Babul Supriyo took to Twitter to clarify what he mentioned about Amartya Sen.

The West Bengal Cabinet Minister took to Twitter and wrote, “I simply said that whenever Shri Amartya Sen ‘visit’s India, we would rather have him impart his valuable advices, analysis and suggestions to any govt, than see him being extraordinarily critical abt everything & everyone making him seem biased. Politically.”

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The TMC chief added, “He surely has the right to accept or refuse any award but we/India/Indians, who look up to him as an world acclaimed economist, wud want to see him play a more constructive role, rising above his political ideology•Sadly that rarely happens & it our loss•I stand by what I said.”

Supriyo alleged that the controversy has been created by the CPM, “distorting the essence” of what he mentioned due to their (CPM leaders’) political compulsion.

Sen, although was not bodily current to just accept Friday’s award, in a written assertion mentioned how his household shared an in depth affiliation with CPM chief Muzaffar Ahmad.’

“I am very happy that my book has been linked with the memory of Ahmad, one of the torchbearers of Communist movement in India with whom I have family ties, apart from having my deep regards,” Sen mentioned in a message learn out by Manabi Majumdar, the director of Sen’s Pratichi Trust.

Earlier in July, Amartya Sen didn’t obtain the federal government’s ‘Bangabibhusan’, the best civilian award conferred by the West Bengal authorities.

Citing the explanation, his relations mentioned he had knowledgeable the federal government that he won’t be in India on the time of the occasion.

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