Nandan Nilekani to join Congress tomorrow

Written by PTI | Bangalore | Updated: Mar 9 2014, 02:31am hrs
NandanI'm confident that people will vote for me: Nandan Nilekani, who is set to join Congress. PTI
Infosys co-founder and Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman Nandan Nilekani, tipped to contest from Bangalore South on a Congress ticket, will be officially joining the ruling party tomorrow.

"I'm joining Congress tomorrow....If they give me Bangalore South, I will be happy to take it," he told reporters here today.

"I'm confident that people will vote for me," he said.

Nilekani will be officially joining Congress at Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee office in the presence of its president G Parameshwara, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and other party leaders, the party said in a statement.

If given a ticket to contest from Bangalore South, Nilekani will have to face incumbent and five-time Member of Parliament from the Constituency, Ananth Kumar of the BJP.