Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy speaking at an event in Gorakhpur gives a thumbs up for the economy but with riders. “Our economy is growing at 6 to 7 per cent this year. India has become the software development centre of the world. Our foreign exchange reserve has crossed 400 billion dollars.
“Investor confidence is at a historic high. Our governments have to become more citizen friendly and remove obstacles to entrepreneurs to create larger and larger number of jobs. Our economic policies have to be less populist and more based on expertise. We have to shun jingoism. While it’s easy to drape ourselves in our national flag and shout ‘Mera Bharat Mahaan’ or ‘Jai Ho’, it is difficult to practice values. We have to identify ourselves as Indians first and rise above states, religion and caste.”