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Will support Nilekani if he fights elections,says Infosys vice chairman Gopalakrishnan

Media reports recently spoke of the possibility of Nilekani as a wild card entry to political arena.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: December 12, 2013 5:53 pm

Infosys vice-chairman and CII president S Gopalakrishnan on Thursday said he would support Nandan Nilekani if his former colleague decides to fight elections. “Of course,if he stands for elections I will support him,” Gopalakrishnan said when asked for comments on reports of Nilekani’s political entry.

Media reports recently spoke of the possibility of Nilekani as a wild card entry to political arena as the Prime Ministerial candidate of Congress in the next general elections,given his background as a successful technocrat with clean image.

The Congress had on Wednesday 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 every Indians.

Media also quoted Infosys chairman Murthy as saying that he would vote for Nilekani if his former colleague contests polls.

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