Voice of Maharashtra

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman jumped into Sitharaman's 'Infosys' - 'Panchjanya' controversy


New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Sitharaman has jumped into the 'Panchjanya' controversy against Infosys, the country's leading IT company. In particular, Nirmala Sitharaman Sitharaman has said that it is wrong to call such a big company a traitor without taking the side of Panchjanya, a pro-RSS mouthpiece. Nirmala Sitharaman has expressed this view regarding the controversial article published in Panchjanya regarding Infosys. The serious allegations were made by Panchjanya while criticizing the technical difficulties in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Income Tax portals.

 
Speaking to CNN-News18, Nirmala Sitharaman said that statement was not correct. There was no need to make such a statement. Fortunately, the RSS clarified that it had nothing to do with the statement. That statement was very wrong, he said. Also Nirmala Sitharaman further said that she herself was actually working with Infosys regarding this new portal. He said the government and Infosys were working together. "I personally called him twice and Nandan Nilekani's attention was drawn to the issue," said Nirmala Sitharaman.
I am confident that Infosys will build the product according to their word. There was definitely a slight delay in this, which hit us hard. We are looking forward to this new portal. There is a bit of confusion in this and we are working together to eliminate this confusion. "I am confident that Infosys will solve this dilemma soon," Sitharaman said.

 
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) supporter Panchjanya had raised suspicions that an anti-national force was not working against the country's economic interests through Infosys. "Infosys has often been accused of helping the Naxalites, the Left, but we don't have any evidence of that," the article in Panchjanya said. The criticism comes in the wake of technical issues with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Income Tax portals.
Both the portals have been developed by Infosys, a leading Indian technology company. This could be a deliberate attempt to destabilize the country's economy, an allegation made in the latest issue of Panchjanya. This has been criticized in the cover article 'Sakh Aur Aghat' and a picture of Infosys founder Narayan Murthy has also been published on the cover. The article also criticizes high flying, pale dishes.

 
These two portals created by Infosys always have technical difficulties. This is to the detriment of taxpayers and investors, the article said, adding that such factors undermine taxpayers' confidence in the country's economy. Government agencies do not shy away from awarding contracts for important websites and portals to Infosys, as it is a reputed software company.
Infosys has developed portals for GST and income tax returns. This is helping to reduce the confidence of taxpayers in the Indian economy. The article casts doubt on whether any anti-national forces are operating through Infosys against Indian economic interests. Infosys has often been accused of helping Naxalites, leftists, gangs, but we do not have proof. The article also questioned whether Infosys provides similar bad service to foreign customers.
Meanwhile, Hitesh Shankar, editor of Panchjanya, said that Infosys is a big organization. The company has been given important functions by the government on the basis of credibility. Meanwhile, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh had tweeted that the article was anti-national. The defamatory criticism of Infosys by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is shocking and anti-national. Ramesh had also said that only companies like Infosys have given India a place in the world.
However, the article should not be linked to the Sangh after a heated debate over the article, said Sunil Ambekar, the Sangh's all-India campaign chief. But this article shows that the Congress is targeting the Sangh. As an Indian company, Infosys has made significant contributions to the country's development. There may be some issues with the web portal created by Infosys, but in this context, the article published in Panchjanya is the personal opinion of the author, Ambekar said. He also said that 'Panchjanya' is not the mouthpiece of the team. There may be some issues with the income tax or GST portal, but the team is not a platform to discuss it, a team official said. Earlier, the team had made it clear that Panchjanya was not its mouthpiece.
The Congress had demanded action against the RSS's mouthpiece 'Panchjanya' for making baseless allegations against Infosys, a major contributor to the country's development and progress. Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant had said that Narayan Murthy and Sudha Murthy of Infosys were great contributors to the country.