Sikka faces flak from netizens over 'kshatriya' remark

Sikka faces flak from netizens over 'kshatriya' remark

Twitterati and Facebook users have reacted unfavourably to Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka’s ‘kshatriya’ remark.

Sikka, hours after the press conference on Monday, had said, “I am a kshatriya warrior. I am here to stay and fight”, which people see as a jibe on promoters of Infosys, who apparently are unhappy with the board and the management.

“Ah, so the Infosys boardroom fight is actually a brahmin-kshatriya struggle. Nice to know. Do tell us, are dalits involved? Is your CFO a vaishya? The nation wants to know,” Mahesh Murthy, founder and CEO of Pinstorm posted on Facebook.

“If there is one governance issue at @Infosys it is this-locating battle within caste context. Even vote seeking UP Netas dont talk like this,” journalist Barkha Dutt posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

“Vishal Sikka says am a kshatriya, a warrior, am here to stay! He forgot Narayana Murthy is a brahmin and from Chanakya’s clan,” posted yet another Twitter-user.

“The way you express your opinion is equally important as opinion itself. Vishal Sikka should not have used the term kshatriya warrior,” said another user.

“Once a joker, always a joker. Let me remind him that its now Republic of India , not pre-1947 royal states. Narayana Murthy should kick him out,” suggested another Facebook user.

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