‘Local weather of Concern’ in Indian Universities Detrimental to Democracy: Amartya Sen

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New Delhi: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Tuesday mentioned that the 'local weather of worry' in Indian universities is detrimental to the nation's democracy.

Sen, recognized for his robust views, additionally mentioned that he has no hope of the Narendra Modi-led authorities doing sufficient to enhance well being sector within the nation.

"India doesn’t have world class universities … the local weather of worry (in Indian universities) is detrimental to India's democracy," he mentioned whereas launching his ebook titled 'Social Selection and Social Welfare' right here.

Observing that China spends 2 per cent of its GDP on well being sector, whereas India spends lower than 1 per cent of its GDP on well being sector, Sen mentioned, "I don't have any hope of current authorities doing sufficient for enhancing well being sector in India."

Sen additional mentioned India doesn’t have majority authorities system.

"BJP solely bought 31 per cent vote share within the final Lok Sabha election. Even when with the allies it bought solely 39 per cent votes," he identified.

Sen, nevertheless, mentioned BJP and allies have proper to control, including, "However the BJP-led NDA authorities shouldn’t be in phantasm that it’s talking on behalf of the vast majority of Indians."

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