WhatsApp message fake, says NRN

WhatsApp message fake, says NRN

Stumped by a fake WhatsApp message mischievously attributed to him, Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy clarified in a Facebook post on Monday that he had not delivered any such speech on Prime Minister Modi.

Murthy had learnt about the WhatsApp message being widely circulated from his friends. 

He then chose to clear the air by posting this on his Facebook page: “I have been receiving several messages from friends and colleagues about a supposed speech with my name on it. I am told this has been circulating over WhatsApp. Since I am not able to reply to everybody individually, I am posting my response here. While I have respect for the PM, as evinced in my various interviews over the past couple of years, this message/ speech is fake. This style of prose is not reflective of how I think, write, or speak.”

The fake WhatsApp post was in praise of Prime Minister Modi. Interestingly, Murthy’s name had figured in a fake post even in July. He had then taken to Twitter to clarify on that post linked to Parsees. He had tweeted on July 12: “I am told a fake speech being circulated on Parsees on my name. I am not the author. I have respect for Parsees, Ambani, Birla and Mittal.”

In a television debate on intolerance in October, Murthy had said there was considerable fear in the minds of minorities, and that no country can make economic progress unless it removed strife and reassured its minorities.
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