Nilekani’s efforts to convince the NDA of Aadhaar’s benefits appear to have paid off.
Tarun Gogoi, Nandan Nilekani, K TS Tulsi among beneficiaries.
As the Modi juggernaut rolled, Nilekani lost to former Union Minister and BJP candidate Ananth Kumar.
Failure to outscore the BJP in the seat tally and losses in his own strongholds are expected to cripple Siddaramaiah’s authority.
The increased voting percentage in Bangalore is viewed as a result of the entry of new candidates like Nandan Nilekani for the Congress, AAP’s V Balakrishnan.
The big battles to watch out for in the fifth phase of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections today.
So far polling has been held in 111 constituencies in four phases. In the last round 91 seats went to polls on April 10.
Ambareesh alleged that crores of rupees of taxpayers’ money had been mismanaged to the extent that the government had to move to pledge a city landmark like Town Hall.
Kumar is a member of BJP’s Parliamentary Board and also a National General Secretary of the party.
While Nilekani is fighting on a Congress ticket, company’s ex-director Bala is contesting as AAP candidate.
Congress efforts over the last decade lifted 15 crore people out of poverty and the aim is to bring as many as 70 crore into the middle class.
Rohini says her husband has the support of not just core Congress workers but others too. “
Swamy also attacked his bête noire finance minister P Chidambaram saying the Congress minister had left the country’s economy in a mess.
Nandan Nilekani, 58, has emerged as the richest contender in the state with assets worth over Rs 7,700 crore.
V Balakrishnan the ex-CFO of Infosys who is now an AAP candidate has also not been able to garner the same interest as his former colleague.