Amartya Sen: New Indian government must be secular, not fundamentalist

by Nirmala Carvalho

Speaking at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), the Nobel Prize winner for economics talked about the upcoming general elections, calling for “party that is pro-market and pro-business to come to power and doesn’t prioritise one religion over another”. He also urged the media to be more responsive to the “poor and marginalised”.

Mumbai (AsiaNews) – Nobel Prize winner in economics Amartya Sen wants a secular, not a fundamentalist party, to lead India’s government. He also wants quality education for children, and media that are more responsible and attentive to the needs of the poor.

Last Saturday, the famous economist spoke at the Jaipur Literature Festival, now in its seventh edition. In his address, he expressed ‘seven wishes’, highlighting some of India’s major challenges, to which he offered some possible solutions.

The first one concerns the upcoming national election in May. “I want to see a party that is pro-market and pro-business to come to power and doesn’t prioritise one religion over another,” Sen said

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