‘Is Government of Karnataka = Bangalore = IT?’

“The government of Karnataka cannot be the government of Bangalore. The government of Bangalore cannot be the government of the IT industry. That was the mistake the previous government [of S.M. Krishna] made. That overemphasis cost us three-and-a-half years of development [during the Dharam Singh and H.D. Kumaraswamy regimes]; in real terms maybe ten years of development…. There is no question the IT companies need to do more, but the multinational companies which are so well entrenched here also need to step in.”

Subroto Bagchi of Mindtree, in conversation with Sreenivasan Jain of NDTV, on a special election-eve program, Vote for Bangalore