Bolpur, West Bengal: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said he does not think Narendra Modi 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," Mr Sen told reporters in Bolpur in West Bengal when asked about his views 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.
Mr Sen was in Bolpur to cast his vote.