IT major Infosys will begin construction of its first facility in West Bengal at New Town Rajarhat adjacent to the metropolis within six months and does not foresee any problem from opposition political parties opposed to land acquisition.

“We are for creating employment opportunity in the state as well as in the region. We are not in any politics,” CEO and MD Kris Gopalakrishnan said here today.

“The Infosys facility will come on over 50 acre it received from the West Bengal government to create employment opportunity for nearly 20,000 people,” he said.

“The Chief Minister and Mr Das (IT Minister Debesh Das) is persistent enough to make this happen. We have seen a lot of talent here involved with the IT sector and enough employment opportunity could be generated from the sector in the region,” Mr. Gopalakrishnan said after a 30-minute meeting with Mr. Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Mr. Das.

“We need support from everybody here, as we have received in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune to make it happen for the benefit of young talent from this region,” he said.