“India’s minorities are afraid–Modi should react”: Narayana Murthy

BACKkmNR Narayana Murthy, the founder of Infosys, expressed concerns that there is considerable fear in the minds of India’s minorities, and the government should bring back a sense of confidence in them.

Speaking to the media Murthy said ‘The first priority of this government both at central and state level, is to bring back the confidence, energy, enthusiasm and trust, in the minds of every Indian that this is our country, I have all the rights here, I am safe here and therefore I will work towards the betterment of India.

He said ‘no country has ever made steady economic progress unless there is no distress and no fear, unless the majority community doesn’t oppress the minority community, doesn’t want the minority community to do what it wants.

Participating in the programme, minister of state for finance Jayant Sinha said he agreed with Mr Murthy, but added that all citizens should be assured by statements from the Prime Minister and senior leaders of the BJP and NDA, as well as President Pranab Mukherjee, that “constitutional rights are going to be protected, they are non-negotiable and inviolable’.