Will support Nilekani if he fights elections: Gopalakrishnan

Infosys Vice-Chairman and CII President S Gopalakrishnan today said he will support Nandan Nilekani if his former colleague decides to fight elections.

New Delhi: Infosys Vice-Chairman and CII President S Gopalakrishnan today said he will 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 yesterday 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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