Commerce Minister Lord Johnson, who visited India last year, said he would like to see more presence of Infosys in the UK and would do all he could to facilitate it.
The UK opposition Labor Party has alleged that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s relationship with Infosys founder Narayana Murthy is behind India’s IT giant Infosys now being given “VIP access” in the country.
Infosys is competing for contracts worth 750 million pounds in the UK.
The Labor Party has criticized the special importance given in the UK to a company that is personally close to the Prime Minister. Sunakin’s wife Akshata Murthy still has a stake in the company founded by her father Narayana Murthy. The current value of these shares is around Rs 6,000 crore.
There were also reports that Lord Johnson had earlier given information regarding easy access to UK visas for Infosys employees. During his visit to India, he also apprised the employees about the potential of the UK economy. But the opposition is protesting with the position that such measures will destroy the public’s faith in politics.
Despite Brexit, Infosys has seen growth in its UK business.
In the meeting held in April last year, there was discussion about the Free Trade Agreement between India and the UK and how it would benefit Infosys.