UK Minister, Who Is Narayana Murthy’s Son-In-Law, Faces Questions Over Infosys Presence In Russia; Check His Reply

London: UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on Thursday faced questions over Infosys’ presence in Russia, PTI reported.

Sunak, the Indian-origin Finance Minister of UK, is married to Akshata Murty, daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy. Akshata has a stake in Infosys.

Sunak, who has asked all UK companies to “think very carefully” about any investments in Russia, was asked if his advice was not being followed in his own home, the report said.

“It’s been reported that you’ve got family links to Russia, that your wife apparently has a stake in the Indian consultancy firm Infosys,” a Sky News reporter asked him during a television interview.

“They operate in Moscow, they have an office there, they have a delivery office there. They’ve got a connection to the Alpha Bank in Moscow. Are you giving advice to others that you’re not following in your own home,” she asked.

Sunak said as “an elected politician”, he was giving the interview about what he’s responsible for.

“My wife is not,” he said.

Asked whether his family was “potentially benefiting” from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime, he said, “I don’t think that’s the case, and as I said the operations of all companies are up to them.”

An Infosys statement said the multinational software services major “supports and advocates for peace” between Russia and Ukraine.


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