RSS-associated weekly Panchjanya took on Infosys over glitches in the GST and income tax portals developed by it, launching a scathing attack on the domestic software company, questioning whether an “anti-national force is affecting India’s economic interests.” trying to harm”.
In its latest edition, Panchjanya has a four page cover on Infosys ”Saakh Aur Aghaat” (Reputation and Damage) and with the photo of founder Narayana Murthy on the cover.
The article attacked the Bengaluru-based company, describing it as ”Unchi Dukan, Phika Pakwaan” (big cry and little wool).
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh called the article “anti-national” and said in a tweet that it is an attempt to shift blame from the government and should be condemned.
“The brutal attack on Infosys in an RSS publication is outrageous and basically anti-national. Companies like Infosys have transformed India and its position in the world,” said Mr Ramesh.
The article notes that there have been frequent outages in these Infosys-developed portals, causing problems for taxpayers and investors.
The article said that government organizations and agencies never hesitate to award contracts for critical websites and portals to Infosys as it is one of the most reputed software companies in India.
“Due to glitches in both the GST and income tax filing portals developed by Infosys, taxpayers’ confidence in the country’s economy has been dented. harm India,” the article wondered.
While the article stated that the magazine has no solid evidence to say this, it added that Infosys has often been accused of helping “Naxalites, leftists, and tukde-tukde gangs.”
It also asked if Infosys will “provide the same kind of shoddy service to its foreign customers”.
When contacted, Panchjanya editor Hitesh Shankar said Infosys is a big company and very crucial works were given to it by the government based on its credibility.
“The failures of these tax portals are of national concern and those responsible for them must be held accountable,” he said.