Will support Nandan Nilekani if he fights elections: Infosys' S Gopalakrishnan

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Dec 13 2013, 01:36am hrs
Infosys Vice-Chairman and CII President S Gopalakrishnan said he will support NandanNilekani if his former colleague decides to fight elections.

"Of course, if he stands for elections I will supporthim," Gopalakrishnan said when asked for comments on reportsof Nilekani's political entry.

Media reports recently spoke of the possibility ofNilekani as a wild card entry to political arena as the PrimeMinisterial candidate of Congress in the next generalelections, given his background as a successful technocrat with clean image.The Congress yesterday dismissed as "hypothetical" the talk of Nilekani being made the PM candidate. Nilekani, one of the co-founders of Infosys along with N R Narayana Murthy, Gopalakrishnan, S D Shibulal among others,is now Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India,which gives 12-digit unique number (Aadhaar) for everyIndians.

Media also quoted Infosys Chairman Murthy as saying thathe would vote for Nilekani if his former colleague contestspolls.