Nilekani hopeful of winning with "Parivartan" vote
Infosys man Nandan Nilekani, who is fighting the polls as a Congress candidate from Bangalore South seat, is hopeful of winning riding on a Parivartan (change) in Karnataka.
"The voter turnout is hight. I am happy about it," said Nilekani who is pitted against BJP's Ananth Kumar
The Infosys co-founder said: "I think there will be a Parivartan [change] and I have confidence."
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has also fielded child rights activist Nina Nayak as their candidate from the seat.
Five-time MP Ananth Kumar, meanwhile, said the Congress candidate would lose owing to the baggage of UPA mis-governance in the past ten years.
Kumar is hoping on a Narendra Modi wave.
Brisk polling was witnessed in Karnataka where all 28 seats are going to polls in a single phase on Thursday.
The voter turnout was impressive in Bangalore.
The fate of former BJP chief minister BS Yeddyurappa (Shimoga) and Union Minister M. Veerappa Moily (Chikkaballapur) are also being decided on Thursday.
(Posted on 17-04-2014)