Nandan Nilekani sparks off rumours of contesting Lok Sabha elections

Will Nilekani contest Lok Sabha polls?
Bangalore, Dec 17: Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani on Tuesday sparked of rumours of contesting the Lok Sabha elections, scheduled to be held next year, when he met the KPCC President G Parameshwara.

"Nandan Nilekani met me this morning and shared his views. I have conveyed to him whatever I should as KPCC president," said Parameshwara.

Parameshwara: It would be good development if such people enter politics

Earlier reports had suggested that he will be contesting the elections from Bangalore, which he denied. Nilekani has been maintaining silence on reports about his political plans, which has gained more currency after the KPCC reportedly shortlisted his name among the three probable candidates for Bangalore south recently.

Later on there were reports that the Congress was considering his name too as its prime ministerial candidate against BJP's Narendra Modi. However Congress denied the reports saying that Rahul Gandhi was going to be their most preferred choice.

"Let us see the next developments. It would be good development if such people enter politics," Parameshwara said after the meeting was over.

With PTI inputs

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