UPA losing IT support? Murthy, Premji attack, Cong hits back

Azim Premji

New Delhi, Nov 1: Congress spokesperson, Manish Tiwari reacted strongly against the comment of Wipro chief, Azim Premji on Tuesday,Nov 1. Dismissing Premji's criticism on the UPA government, Tiwari claimed that there was no truth in Premji's statement.

Accusing Premji's comment of lacking concrete base, Tiwari chided that Premji should have mentioned specific area of his concern. The Congress spokesperson was fumed as the Wipro chief has been quoted as saying, "I think the biggest concerns are governance issues..."

Mentioning about the latest scams, irregularities in the government, Premji also said, "complete absence of decision-making among leaders in Government."

Citing the criticism from the chief of the third largest software company in India, Tiwari claimed, "There is absolutely no absence of decision making in the government. Government has been taking decision in national interest whether it is in international arena or it is domestic affairs, whether it concern the economic policy of the country or it concern social program."

Here it can be recalled that the UPA government and the Congress also faced stern criticism from another eminent face in the Indian IT industries - former Infosys chief, Narayana Murthy.

Stating about his disappointment with the ruling government, Murthy earlier had claimed, "I personally feel that a coalition led by the somebody extraordinary like Mrs Sonia Gandhi and someone like Dr Manmohan Singh and Mr Pranab Mukherjee, who is a fantastic minister...they could have done a much better job in dealing with the demands of the civil society."

"After all what they (civil activists) are asking for is something good for the country. All that they are saying is that nobody should be above law," added Murthy.

Here one question could be raised - is the UPA government gradually losing the faith of the IT honchos?

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