Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > Business > Business Headline > Report

Murthy says no to politics

BS Bureau in Bangalore | October 17, 2005 10:11 IST

N R Narayana Murthy, chairman and chief mentor of Infosys Technologies has denied rumours of joining active politics after his retirement as executive chairman of the company in August next year.

Speaking to reporters on Saturday evening after meeting chief minister N Dharam Singh and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, he said, "I will continue as non-executive chairman and chief mentor of Infosys Technologies after my retirement as full time chairman next year. I am on the board of several companies and educational institutions including the Reserve Bank of India and I will continue to involve in their activities as well."

He said Infosys had provided jobs to over 40,000 persons in the country and of these 10,400 were Kannadigas. "It is not appropriate to protest against our company," he said.

He said Karnataka had the potential to increase software and IT exports from the present Rs 30,000 crore (Rs 300 billion) to Rs 1 lakh crore and provide employment from the present 3 lakh to 10 lakh in the next few years.

Powered by

Share your comments

 What do you think about the story?

Read what others have to say:

Number of User Comments: 1

Sub: Narayan Murty

Hi, i think he should not join active politics but i wish i see him as the president of India in near future like the ...

Posted by pragati



Copyright 2005 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.