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Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy Recruits Infosys Co-founder Narayana Murthy; Receives Big Compliment

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy met Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy on Friday
  • The pair are said to have discussed Bengaluru's infrastructure issues
  • Kumaraswamy sought Murthy's participation in forming an expert committee

Karnataka's newly-sworn-in Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy met with Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy on Friday at the latter's Bengaluru residence. The Karnataka CM also said to have sought Narayana Murthy’s guidance on forming an expert committee to look into the problems related to Infrastructure and Waste Management in the city. 

The pair are said to have had a discussion over the infrastructure woes of the city that have often led to citizens mobilising large protests. Kumaraswamy also asked for Murthy's guidance on forming an expert committee to look into these matters.

Here's a release that was issued after their meeting:

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy met Mr. NR Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys in Bengaluru today and had a detailed discussion on Infrastructure and Smart waste management development for Bengaluru city. CM sought Mr. Murthy’s guidance on forming an expert committee to look into the problems related to Infrastructure and Waste Management in the city. 

The proposed committee headed by the Chief Minister will meet every two months to review the progress, the CM said.

Mr. Murthy said he is glad to be part of the project and he will give his suggestions shortly to the CM on the planning and development of Infrastructure and effective waste management system for the City. 

"I have been keenly following you and I appreciate your concern for the welfare of the society and farmers in particular, Mr. Murthy told the CM referring to Kumaraswamy’s visit to Israel to learn more about the successful farming techniques used by that country." 

“You took that initiative when you were not in power.“

Murthy further suggested the CM to take the large number of NGOs operating in the city on development issues into confidence while planning and implementing the urban development projects.

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