Kolkata: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen slammed BJP and said that communalism is the biggest threat. He went on to say that the party with ill motives has come to power. Democracy is in danger, he said. He threw advice to all non-communal, non-BJP forces to come together. Speaking to a bunch of audience in Kolkata, Amartya Sen urged non-communal forces to come together to fight against aristocratic trends.
Meanwhile, the BJP came down heavily on Amartya Sen and said that intellectuals like Sen having the Marxist ideology, have always misled the society.
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh told reporters that people like Sen have always taken the society on the wrong path.
Criticising the BJP government at the Centre, Sen had said that a party having got 31 per cent votes and ill motives in politics came to power in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.