Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:15:00 GMT | By PTI

Don’t poke nose into politics, Uddhav Thackeray advises Amartya Sen

Uddhav says Amartya Sen should do something to mend the economy of the country instead of criticizing politicians


Don’t poke nose into politics, Uddhav Thackeray advises Amartya Sen (© Getty Images)

Mumbai: BJP's Rajya Sabha member and journalist Chandan Mitra had demanded stripping Sen of the Bharat Ratna earlier.

Shiv Sena today deprecated BJP MP Chandan Mitra's demand for stripping Nobel laureate Amartya Sen of Bharat Ratna over his comments on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi but advised the seasoned economist "not to poke his nose" into politics.

"Sen is an economist of international repute and such demands (stripping him of Bharat Ratna) shouldn't be made by his detractors," Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'.

"Amartya Sen is an economist, but the poor of the country wonder what exactly he does. The economy of the country is in a bad state, prices are soaring and poverty is on the rise. It is not Modi who has done this and despite being a Nobel laureate, Amartya Sen has no medicine for this," he said.

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