UK Opposition Criticizes Infosys Access Due to Rishi Sunak’s Family Ties

Labour Party alleges "VIP access" for Infosys due to PM Rishi Sunak's familial ties, raising concerns over government favoritism.

  • Labour Party alleges “VIP access” for Infosys due to PM Rishi Sunak’s familial ties, raising concerns over government favoritism.
  • Documents reveal trade minister’s facilitation of Infosys’ UK expansion, including assistance with visas and public sector contracts.
  • Liberal Democrats criticize government’s handling, citing potential erosion of public trust in politics amid allegations of preferential treatment.

The UK’s Opposition, Labour Party, has raised concerns over alleged preferential treatment afforded to Infosys, an Indian IT giant, due to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s familial connection with founder Narayana Murthy. Documents obtained under Freedom of Information laws reveal trade minister Lord Johnson’s facilitation of Infosys’ UK expansion, including assistance with visas and public sector contracts amounting to 750 million pounds.

Critics have accused the government of extending “VIP access” to Infosys, given Sunak’s wife Akshata Murty’s substantial shares in the company. The revelation has sparked controversy, with Liberal Democrats’ deputy leader Daisy Cooper expressing concerns over the erosion of public trust in politics.

Despite Brexit uncertainties, Infosys remains committed to its UK growth plans, with trade minister Lord Johnson reportedly assuring the company of the UK economy’s prospects. However, the Labour Party’s allegations raise questions about potential conflicts of interest and government favoritism in business dealings.