New Delhi: Coming out strongly against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen today said he does not want him to become India's prime minister as he does not have secular credentials.
The prominent economist also criticised Modi's model of governance saying he did not approve of it.
"Yes, I don't want him," Sen told CNN-IBN in reply to a question on whether he wanted him as his prime minister.
"As an Indian citizen I don't want Modi as my PM... He has not done enough to make minorities feel safe," he said.
On being asked why he did not want so, Sen said, "He could have first of all been more secular and he could have made the minority community feel more secure."
"No, I don't approve of it... I don't think the record is very good. I think I don't have to be a member of the minority in order to feel insecure... We Indians don't want a situation where the minority feel insecure and could legitimately think that there was an organised violence against them in 2002. I think that is a terrible record and I don't think Indian Prime Minister as an Indian citizen... Of who has that kind of record. No, I do not."