For the first time now, the Sangh has attempted to mark a leading corporate as “anti-national” forces in the latest edition of RSS affiliated journal Panchajanya. The journal allegedly claims the Bangalore-based IT major Infosys to destabilize the Indian Economy and has accused it of helping “Naxals, Leftists and tukde tukde gang”.
Panchjanya basically is a Hindi magazine known to echo the views of the RSS and recently commented on the “national interest” sermon delivered by Union Minister Piyush Goyal. The magazine in the cover story of its latest edition cited the glitches in the income tax portal managed by the information technology giant to launch a tirade, accusing Infosys of aligning with “Naxals, Leftists and the tukde tukde gang”.
In the report titles, “Saakh aur Aaghat (Reputation and Harm)”, the magazine says, “But, when the same type of things (the glitches in the portal) happen repeatedly, then it naturally raises suspicion. There are accusations that the Infosys management is deliberately trying to destabilize the Indian economy.”
RSS however, sought to distance itself from the magazine, whose former editors include ex-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and whose current editor is followed on Twitter by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Accusing the current Modi Government, the opposition claimed that the current regime is promoting the worst kind of crony capitalism by backing a handful Gujarat-based industry houses. A similar incident was noticed last month, when Commerce and industry Minister Goyal swiped Tatas, lends credibility to accusations that the existing government appears to be openly targeting non-Ambani and ani industry giant The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last month had summoned Infosys CEO Salil Parekh to fix the glitches in the income tax portal till September 15.
As the news about Pancjanya kicked up dust in the social media, Sunil Ambedkar, chief of the RSS publicity wing, tweeted: “Panchjanya is not a mouthpiece of the RSS and the said article or the opinions expressed in it should not be linked with the RSS.”