Gujarat: Murthy in talks with Modi over Infy research center

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NR Narayan Murthy
Ahmedabad, Jul 19: NR Narayan Murthy, Chairman and Chief Mentor of IT major Infosys today (Jul 19) called on the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and held discussions on wide range of issues including setting up of a Infosys research centre in Gujarat.

During the over half-a-hour long meeting, Modi proposed to the Infosys Chairman to head a world class Incubation Centre for the Youth proposed to come up in the state.

"The chairman of world class IT company has reacted positively to the Gujarat government's offer to head a world class Centre for the Youths proposed to come up in the state," an official statement said.

"I will be happy to be linked with this ambitious project, but how much time I will be able to devote towards it is to be seen and I shall discuss with the government later on," Murthy said, in reply to Gujarat government's offer.

During his meeting with the Gujarat CM, Murthy also expressed his intentions on establishing a Infosys research centre in Gujarat.

Infosys, has already evinced interest in opening an IT centre in Gujarat and sought land from the state government.

"We are yet to get land, once the Gujarat government takes a decision and I am sure that they will, we would look at the possibility of starting a centre here," Murthy had stated yesterday.

In the past, senior executives of Infosys had met the Gujarat state officials on couple of counts and have explored the possibility of setting up a IT centre in the state, a top state official said.

PTI

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