Shillong: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy, known for his controversial tweets, expressed his opinion on the Congress’ Nyuntam Aay Yojana Nyay) on Twitter on Wednesday. Besides he tweeted that he never knew about the two Noble Prize winners – Abhijit Binaya Banerjee and his wife Esther Duflo.
In a tweet, the Governor stated, “I personally believe NYAY was a crazy and harebrained scheme. Even the progenitor of that scheme isn’t mentioning it any more. Thankfully Banerjee and Duflo did not get the prize for NYAY. I am told he got it for some good experimental work, not anything fundamental”.
The Sentinel caught up with him for an elaboration of the tweet he made today. He reiterated his stand and said, “There is not much to comment. It is a tweet. It was a tweet that NYAY is scheme of no indication from where the funds will come”.
In his tweet, Roy added, “I had never heard of Abhijit Banerjee before. But then, I am not an economist. It is merely his Indian blood that gave me a feeling of pride. Just as I felt proud of Hargobind Khorana, S Chandrasekhar or V Ramakrishnan. After all, even Zionist Jews are proud of Karl Marx!”