Infosys happy over assurance from West Bengal Govt: Murthy

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Bangalore, Sep 15 (UNI) IT major Infosys, which had threatened of a 'rethink' on locating its unit in Kolkata, following the Singur imbroglio, today said it was satisfied with the assurances given by West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.

Speaking at a function here to announce the Infosys Prize for Mathematics, Infosys Chairman N R Narayana Murthy said the company was yet to get the land promised by the West Bengal Government.

''I have lot of respect for Mr Bhattacharjee. Once we get the land we will take a decision definitely. Until we get the land it would be difficult for us to comment on it,'' he said.

Infosys Director and Human Resources Head T V Mohandas Pai, who had earlier said the company would have to give a rethink on the setting up its unit following the Singur stalemate, said he was satisfied with the government's assurance that it would stand by the industry.

''I have only said that we too can give a relook and rethink.

After this, Mr Bhattacharjee had said that the state government would ensure that industry will be made comfortable. So we want the Singur problem involving Tata Motors to pass by. Then our board will meet and take a decision,'' he said.

Mr Pai said Infosys was very encouraged by the assurances given by the Chief Minister.

The IT major had signed a MoU with West Bengal Government three months ago and sought 99 acres of land, he said adding the acquisition process was on.


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