Zoho And Accenture Top Bosses Respond After Outrage on Twitter Over The IT Firms Attending RSS Event in Chennai
RSS Event Invite (Photo credits: Twitter)

Bangalore, January 7: IT Companies Zoho Corporation and Accenture received severe backlash on social media as reports of top officials attending an RSS event surfaced on Twitter. According to a Times of India report, Twitterarati questioned the decision of the top executives to align themselves to a religious organisation.

According to the invite being shared on Twitter, the event is scheduled on February 2, and the top tech executives are to share the stage with Anirudha Deshpande, the chief of All India Public Outreach at RSS. RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, Janardan Dwivedi Share Stage at Gita Mahotsav, Congress Plays it Down.

Following the attacks and tweets asking to boycott the tech companies, Zoho Founder, Sridhar Vembu said, " I don't decide my views based on Twitter attacks. If you dislike which events I attend, please do what your conscience dictates and I will do what mine dictates. We earn our daily bread due to our work and we will continue to do quality work. I won't be responding to attacks."

Check Sridhar Vembu's tweet here:

Rama S Ramachandran from Accenture whose name was there on the RSS event invite, however, tweeted saying that he is not affiliated to the event. In a tweet, he said, " I am not sure how this misunderstanding happened, but I have no affiliation with this group and never agreed to speak at or attend this event."

Here is what Accenture's top boss had to say:

Following Ramachandran's tweet, people urged him to take police action against the organisers for using his identity in a case with which he has no association. This pacified to some extent those Twitterati who were fuming when they saw Accenture's name associated with the RSS event.