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

NilekaniThe Congress had on Wednesday dismissed as "hypothetical" the talk of Nilekani being made the PM candidate.

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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