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Let leaders choose best Prez candidate: Murthy

May 07, 2012 16:26 IST

Refusing to be drawn into the debate over presidential candidature, Infosys mentor N R Narayana Murthy on Monday said the decision of choosing the best candidate should be left to leaders of political parities.

"There are leaders of various political parties who are very competent, who know the situation very well and they will take the best decision and select the best candidate.    

"Therefore, I do not think any of us, amateurs, should be spending time on who will be the candidate, who should not be the candidate. Therefore, let us leave it to the people who have the prerogative to take the decision. I am positive that they will take the right decision. It is not for me to comment on that," Murthy told reporters at the sidelines of the convocation of Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University, Hyderabad (JNTUH).

The software icon was replying to a media query on the Presidential election.

Asked if he would accept to be a candidate if an offer is made to him, Murthy said, "I think these are not right questions. Let us all keep quiet and let us leave it to experts in this and let them decide. Who I am to make any comment?"

The Infosys founder's name had figured among the possible apolitical candidates for the Presidential election. Earlier, the JNTUH conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (honoris causa) to Murthy.  

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