Bengaluru: Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's work so far and based on this has asserted that Modi should continue as the Prime Minister in 2019 too.

Modi's government is working hard in reducing corruption at the central level and should continue, Murthy told Economic Times Now (ET NOW) in an interview.

"PM Modi and his cabinet have worked very hard in reducing corruption at the Central level. I rarely hear a complaint of corruption at the Central government level. On the Rafale deal, I don't know what the truth is unless there is data," said Murthy.

When asked about the controversies emerging after Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBS), Murthy said that Modi is not responsible for execution and it was the responsibility of the bureaucrats. He also blamed the Indian mindset and being indiscipline is also the reason for whatever happened after implementing GST, he said.

"I broadly feel that PM has led a strong economic progress minded government. We cannot hold PM responsible for execution, it’s the bureaucracy that has to do it. It is not Mr Modi's responsibility to go to every village and keep it clean. I don't think it is proper on anybody's part to hold Mr Modi responsible for execution. The problem is with the Indian mindset and psyche, we are apathetic and indisciplined. We urgently need a cultural transformation before we can achieve an economic transformation,” he opined.

Murthy praised PM Modi as the one leader who has the calibre and is moving towards improving India.

"We must be grateful that there is at least a national leader of Modi's calibre who is interested in improving India. Looking at the last five years, I feel that having a leader who is focussed on nation, focussed on discipline, cleanliness, economic progress is a good thing. Continuity of government would be a good thing," he said.