1. Narayana Murthy, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw should question Narendra Modi on U-turns: Jairam Ramesh

Narayana Murthy, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw should question Narendra Modi on U-turns: Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh said eminent people like Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy should question PM Narendra Modi about his change in stand on black money and much else.

By: | Bengaluru | Published: May 23, 2015 9:01 PM
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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?” (IE Photo)

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.”

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    H.S.N
    Jun 1, 2015 at 2:40 pm
    Perhaps .Mr.Ramesh has forgotten that congress under Nehru swore by socialism ,then changed to mixed economy ,and later under Sri. PVN onwards switched to capitalism . This flip flop approach of the congress has ruined the country & in realising the full potential economically.If Mr.Modi realises his mistake in opposing GST,UID etc & correcting himself now ,You should welcome it as it is in the larger interest of the country .
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    1. Kuldeep Saxena
      May 23, 2015 at 10:06 pm
      One of the best story about democracy is that at times the people in power are compelled to occupy opposition benches . But in India this has happened after long time till yesterday those in power are now in opposition- may it be asked what they favored till yesterday are opposing either just for the sake of opposition or till yesterday on what they were keen- land acquisition bill and various other issues in line. Simple question here is our industrialists are in case have praised Mr. Modi's achievement why Mr. Jairam is asking them to raise questions is he himself not fit to do so. Till yesterday when the present opposition was a silent spectator to all corruption, go slow on economic front, no industrial growth despite the negative reports by various international financial analyst's but what we step were taken.
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        PMMKRISHNA
        May 24, 2015 at 10:17 am
        Ramesh must ask himself 'why am i taunting a genuinely active PM working relentlessly for the development of our country'. Do not follow the foot steps of useless Congress leaders. You must ask yourself Mr. Rameshbhai - in the entire decade of your govt you never thought toilets are a necessity as Environment minister- DID YOU. such is the bancruptcy of the mind of an engineer-turned politician. IT is a pity that people of some calibre ( obviously Jairam is not one of them) wish to oppose for opposition's sake.
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        1. Rabindra Nath Roy
          May 24, 2015 at 3:07 pm
          Narayanmurty is a prominent man for he has made his place for himself in the world of industry. Just because certain prominent men said something need not be the voice of mes. These prominent people think that the development of mes is the by product of the development in terms of infrastructure which benefits them but does not ensure the benefit to mes. Narayan Murthy like persons would not have anything to do if tomorrow the posts of CIC, CVC, Lokpal is abolished, possibly they would call it smooth sailing for development. Perhaps these prominent men would not bother if Modi promised things that he knew he cannot deliver. These prominent men left to themselves would have nothing to do if crores of farmers become beggers losing their land. Just because It is Narayan Murthy and such other prominent men who said something does not fill belly of poor men. We are aware of the struggle that Narayan Murthy has come up to this level but he must not forget that the millions and millions of children who go to sleep without any possibility of making their lives dignified is because of the Govt. policy on education. We see nothing in Modi doing that is giving hope. Corruption does not matter to these prominent men, They are comfortable with the Govt that looks after their interest and in that they try to show the welfare of people. How many Industrialists opposed Emergency? how many of them have welcomed the coal scam pursued to its logical conclusion? How many of them are concerned with Police being used and misused by the political executives? Why these prominent men do not seek to have an effective ombudsman? Who has raised their voice after MOdi came to power for last 10 months Modi has not appointed CIC, CVC and implemented Lokpal? Why are these prominent men having no thoughts on appointment and transfers of Judges and CJI which Modi is trying to bring into the domain of Politiccal executives. These prominent men would have nothing to do if the Judiciary is controlled by those very people who lare the litigant in the courts, One thing is peculiar in them they do not want to ociate themselves with the politics of the day but they do want to ociate with the men in Politics that helps them. Am I wrong Mr. Narayan Murthy?
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            viswa shastry
            Jun 1, 2015 at 7:17 pm
            Mr Ramesh Ji, Why are you prompting Narayana Murthy & Kiran Muzumdar to ask questions to Modi Ji. They are experts in their own field & not Politicians. They know what to ask & when to ask P.M. If U have any grevence bettter U ask P.M. & get your doubts cleared instead of hiding behind others.
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              viswa shastry
              Jun 1, 2015 at 7:22 pm
              Mr Ramesh Ji, why are U prompting Mr Narayana Murthy & Ms Kiran Muzumdar to question P.M. They are experts in their own field & not politicians. They know what to ask & when to ask P.M. If U have any doubts directly ask P.M. instead of hiding behind personalities like Murthy & Kiran Muzmdar.
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                t p
                May 24, 2015 at 4:34 pm
                CONGRESS SHOULD COME FORWARD, TO DISCLOSE THE BLACK MONEY, WITH THEM , RATHER THAN WAITING THE COPS TO ARREST THEM.
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                  varghese.al
                  May 31, 2015 at 3:15 pm
                  I have question too! why they stalled the governs for almost three years, India totally paralysed in way there can not happen any business, only spiking scam propaa, transforming India as scam capital. how many allegation they proved and how many they punished? what public got ? who supported them emphatically
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                  1. vkommi venkateswarlu
                    May 24, 2015 at 3:06 pm
                    Doubt ur doubt Mr jaijaya congress ram. Past has no value. Amul baby took two months break and firing all nonsense questions. U also wanted some nonsense questions. What is that we people to do with such nonsense questions. U answer to over 3laks crore scams now. Will u? U always wanted to raise boot and suite issue and waste public time.
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