Nandan Nilekani formally joins Congress
Infosys co-founder and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chief Nandan Nilekani formally joined the Congress party on Sunday.
Even before joining, he bagged the Lok Sabha polls ticket and will contest the election from Bangalore South against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Ananth Kumar.
His name featured in Congress's first list of candidates.
"Bangalore needs a strong champion in Delhi... Everywhere people tell me they want change" Nilekani told reporters after joining the party.
(Posted on 09-03-2014)