Nilekani, however, shocked many ahead of the general election. During an interview with one TV news channel, Nilekani praised BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
While replying to a question regarding Modi, the co-founder of the IT giant Infosys claimed that he had met Modi on several occasion for Aadhaar project and he believes that Modi is a good CM. However, he did not clarify what he really thinks about Modi as the "next PM of India."
Kejriwal and his party AAP do not have any ideology to win election in India
During the interview, Nilakani also asserted that he will win the upcoming election from Bangalore South as Bangaloreans want a "problem solver" for them.
Praising Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Nilakani said, "I am looking forward to work with him." He, however, reacted strongly against some media reports which recently called him "Rahul Gandhi's Manmohan Singh". Terming such statements against him as "speculative rumour", Nilekani said that he can even oppose senior party leaders if party does not go with a consensus decision(s).
Speaking about Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the former Infosys techie claimed that AAP does not have any "ideology", and the country needs leaders like him who has the determination to bring reform in Indian politics.
The Congress candidate from Bangalore South did not divulge Infosys chief and his former colleague Narayana Murthy's plans to campaign for him. He, however, claimed Murthy to be his "mentor" and "supporter".