Earlier the Infosys founder had claimed, "Modi is a good administrator. He is a very open-minded person. He has demonstrated in Gujarat that individuals can maybe make a difference. I think either of them, with suitable advisors, will really be able to bring about positive changes in the country."
During an interview with The Economic Times, Murthy had confronted questions regarding Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Revealing his opinion about who can become a more efficient PM of the country, Murthy had said, "Our question will have to be, who can lead the country to make it a better place. I think both Rahul Gandhi and Modi will do a decent job."
However, Modi also had criticized UPA government led by Manmohan Singh. Slamming the Central government's dilemma over "No second position", Murthy had asserted, "You know, I mean, I understand that he (Singh) leads a coalition. I understand that we have two leaders in the whole set-up. There is a leader of the party (Sonia), there is a leader of the government."
Murthy also added, "So, all these things do slow down the decision-making; but I think that's precisely why the reason that the prime minister must, in fact, take acute note of that and perhaps accelerate decisions."