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Should Ram Temple, Sabarimala be central issues for polls, asks Amartya Sen

"It is amazing that when you have Indian general elections, some things that would have been major issues elsewhere in the world are not anywhere in the picture," Sen added

ANI  |  Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] 

Amartya Sen
Amartya Sen

Noted and political commentator on Monday questioned as to whether the construction of and entry of women at Kerala's Temple should be considered as the central issues for

"Whether to build or if menstruating women can enter a temple- should it be a central issue?" asked the Nobel Prize-winning said at a function here.

Sen also said that the issues that should be discussed ahead of the elections are not even in the picture.

"It is amazing that when you have Indian general elections, some things that would have been major issues elsewhere in the world are not anywhere in the picture," Sen added.

Earlier, the 85-year-old who has been critical of the BJP-led central government had said that many institutions in the country are under attack, and their freedom is being encroached.

First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 23:20 IST
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