- Sunil Ambekar said the views expressed were not from RSS but from the author
- He said Infosys is making a significant contribution to India’s progress
- He said RSS should not be tied to the views expressed in the article
The ideological mentor RSS of the BJP has distanced itself from an article published in Panchjanya – a magazine with Sangh roots – that questioned whether an “anti-national” conspiracy could be behind mishaps on India’s tax filing websites run by information technology giant Infosys Ltd.
In the latest issue of the journal affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a four-page cover story about the Bengaluru-based company founded by Narayana Murthy asked whether “anti-national power is trying to harm India’s economic interests”. .
RSS spokesman Sunil Ambekar tweeted today that the views expressed in the article are not those of the organization but those of the author.
“As an Indian company, Infosys has made a pioneering contribution to the development of the country. There may be some problems with a portal operated by Infosys, but that of Panchjanya in this context only reflects the author’s individual opinion, “said Ambekar.
“Panchjanya is not a mouthpiece for RSS and the said article or the opinions expressed in it should not be linked to the RSS,” he said.
As an Indian company, Infosys has made a significant contribution to India’s progress. There may be some issues with the Infosys operated portal, but the related articles published in Panchjanya are the personal views of the author and not the mouthpiece of Panchjanya Sangh.@editorvskbharat
– Sunil Ambekar (@SunilAmbekarM) September 5, 2021
Last month, at a meeting with Infosys CEO Salil Parekh, Treasury Secretary Nirmala Sitharaman expressed “deep disappointment” with persistent glitches on the company’s new income tax portal and gave him until September 15 to resolve any issues.
The Infosys CEO was “summoned” after the portal closed for two days in a row. The finance minister had underscored the concern of the government and taxpayers that even two and a half months after the launch of the website – which was also delayed – mishaps could persist. Ms. Sitharaman asked Infosys to provide an explanation for the “repeated problems” taxpayers face.
The article in Panchjanya said due to disruptions in both the goods and services tax (GST) and income tax filing websites developed by Infosys, “taxpayers’ confidence in the country’s economy has taken a blow. Is it that anti-national forces are trying to use Infosys to India’s? Economic interests? “
However, the article states that there is no evidence to support his theories, but alleged Infosys has been accused in the past of “helping Naxalites, leftists and” tukde-tukde Gangs, “reported the PTI news agency.
Panchjanya Editor Hitesh Shankar said Infosys is a large company that has critical government projects because of its credibility. “The glitches in these tax portals are of national concern and those responsible should be held accountable,” said Shankar, reported PTI.