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Microsoft CEO critical of new India citizenship law

New Delhi: Microsoft’s chief executive hit out at the government of his native India and joined criticism of a new citizenship law.
Speaking at an event in New York, Microsoft boss Satya Nadella implied the law could stop a talented immigrant from making a mark India, as he had done as a new arrival in the United States, according to a transcript of his remarks tweeted by BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith.
“I would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant who comes to India and creates the next unicorn in India or becomes the next CEO of Infosys,” Nadella said, referring to an Indian IT giant.
“If I had to sort of mirror what happens to me in the US, I hope that’s what happens in India.” Nadella was born and educated in Hyderabad before moving to the US to do a masters degree. He joined Microsoft in 1992 and later became a US citizen. (AFP)