Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today said eminent people like IT czar Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy should question Prime Minister Narendra Modi about his change in stand on several key issues which he had opposed before coming to power.
“Murthy is entitled to his opinion; we are living in a free country, people are entitled to their views…. Murthy is certainly entitled to his views, but I happen to disagree with him,” Ramesh told reporters.
He was responding to a question about Congress criticising the functioning of the government when eminent personalities like Murthy have spoken positively about it.
Jairam Ramesh said “…Narayana Murthy should ask Narendra Modi why he opposed GST when he was Chief Minister and why he has become its biggest champion when he is Prime Minister?”
“Narayana Murthy should ask, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Biocon chief) should ask Narendra Modi why he opposed Indo-US nuclear agreement then and why he is supporting it now. Why were you against UID then and why he is in support of it now? Why don’t they ask these questions? Why are tough questions asked only on the Congress party?” he questioned.
Praising the Modi government, Murthy had earlier this week said a lot of good things have happened in the last one year and the Prime Minister should be supported in his endeavours.
Ramesh said “We have great people from Bangalore Mohandas Pai (former Infosys top executive), Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Narayana Murthy, all great people who have made a name for themselves, they should ask him this question. They should ask Modi what happened to the promise on black money.”