Narendra Modi not a good PM candidate, says Amartya Sen

Written by PTI | Bolpur | Updated: May 1 2014, 01:02am hrs
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen came out against Narendra Modi today saying that he did not think he is a good prime ministerial candidate.

"My reaction on Modi is fairly well known. I don't think he is a good prime ministerial candidate. Obviously he is very popular in some sections. He is very popular among the business community. That doesn't mean he is my favourite candidate," Sen told reporters here when asked about his view on the BJP prime ministerial candidate.

"So I would like someone who is more secular and minority communities like Christians and Muslims don't feel threatened by him. That has to be one characteristic of the leader of the nation," he said.

Sen was here to cast his vote in Bolpur Lok Sabha seat.