Government is not considering any proposal to discontinue the Aadhaar project under which biometrics details of residents are collected to generate unique identification number, Parliament was informed Friday.
Entry of technocrats and industry torchbearers like Nandan Nilekani and V Balakrishnan into Indian politics was touted as a game changer but all of them tasted defeat at the hustings, swept away by the Modi wave.
Infosys co-founder and technocrat Nandan Nilekani of the Congress party was Friday trailing BJP`s Ananth Kumar by over 35,000 votes in Karnataka`s prestigious Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency as counting of ballots cast in the general election was in progress.
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.
Fighting Nandan Nilekani to extend his record winning streak in Lok Sabha polls here, senior BJP leader Ananth Kumar says the former Infosys chief has committed "hara-kiri" by fighting on a Congress ticket.
Captains of USD 100 billion IT industry are placing their bets on former Infoscians Nandan Nilekani and V Balakrishnan in this Lok Sabha polls, expecting them to lead a change in political landscape and work towards job creation and economic growth.
Wading into BJP`s internal affairs, Rahul Gandhi on Monday said L K Advani is no more its "tallest leader" that he once used to be and has been made a "small leader" by the party, as he unleashed a fierce attack against Narendra Modi.
Noted entrepreneur and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani on Thursday quit as the chairman of the UIDAI, leaving a question mark on the Centre`s biggest exercise to issue single identity card to every Indian national.
Billionaire Infosys co-founder and face of "Aadhar" programme Nandan Nilekani formally joined the Congress on Sunday, a day after it made him party candidate for Bangalore Lok Sabha constituency where he is up for a tough fight.
Karnataka BJP on Friday petitioned electoral authorities against Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman Nandan Nilekani, tipped to be the Congress candidate from Bangalore in Lok Sabha polls, taking exception to his name and picture figuring with Aadhar Card advertisements, when the model code of conduct is in force.