Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 13:13
Zee Media Bureau
Bangalore: One of the most keenly watched contests in Thursday's round of polling is Bangalore South, where Congress candidate and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is pitched against five-time BJP MP Ananth Kumar.
Kumar, who cast his vote early this morning, sounded confident about his prospects of winning the LS seat. Speaking to reporters, the BJP MP said, the whole country wants Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre, the people of Bangalore want development and will vote for the BJP.
"People want to throw out the incumbent government (Congress) because of their 10 years of misrule. They want to bring in a stable government under the leadership of Narendra Modi... they will vote for development," Ananth Kumar said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party leader faces Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of Infosys, in the constituency.
Nilekani told the media he was "confident" of winning.
Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has fielded child rights activist Nina Naya from the seat.
BJP has been trying to regain its lost position in the state after losing the Assembly Elections last year.
BJP, which suffered a humiliating defeat in the last Assembly polls, is banking on the ‘Modi wave’ to regain the lost ground.
The principle opposition party has re-inducted former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and former minister B Sriramulu to help consolidate its position in the southern state.
(With agency inputs)
First Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:17