K’taka polls: Techies to grill politicians about IT policies

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Bangalore, April 19: In election bound Karnataka, Bangalore-based techies are all set to grill politicians from major political parties in the state.

The convention of IT professionals and netas is organised by the IT and ITeS Employees Centre (ITEC). The event is scheduled on Saturday (April 20).

The meet will discuss on the pertinent issue of "What policies do political parties have to offer for IT employees in Karnataka?"

The event will be hosted at YWCA Hall in Koramangala in Bangalore. Around seven candidates from different political parties including the BJP, Congress, KJP, Lok Satta and JD(S) will explain their respective political parties' views on various issues dealing with IT and ITES sector.

The state is all set to go for Karnataka Assembly Elections on May 5.

The discussion between techies and politicians holds great importance as recent forecasts indicate quite turbulent times for Indian IT industry.

Suresh Kadoor, a member of the ITEC said they are providing a platform for political party representatives, through which they can explain their manifesto for people working in the IT sector.

"We have invited employees from various IT companies where they will tell what they expect from the government," he said.

CEO, Electronic City Industries Association (ELCIA, NS Rama said: "We are demanding better infrastructure and efficient mass transport system in the city. The state government should fasten implementing the Metro work."

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