"If you agree that it is time that we have a clean, honest, and transparent MP who delivers on his promises, please vote for me", he said in his personal blog.
Nilekani also slammed the sitting MP, Ananth Kumar, for his alleged involvement in various graft cases. "Today, people in Bengaluru are tired of an MP who is ranked 139 in Parliament and has a number of scams to his name. People are tired of an MP whose record is 5 chances, 18 years, and a litany of broken promises", said Nilekani in his blog.
I know what it is like to want the best for our future: Nilekani
Nilekani has said that his focus will be on providing good transportation facility, water supply, garbage management and jobs.
"I know what it is like to want the best for our future, regardless of where we started from", said the former-co-chairman of Infosys.
"When I graduated from IIT, I had just 200 rupees in my pocket. Under the leadership of Narayana Murthy, seven of us founded Infosys with just 10,000 rupees", he said.
Nilekani, who headed the UPA government's Aadhar project which was launched in 2009, said, " I gave up my job as Co-Chairman of Infosys to head the Aadhaar program, the world's largest anti-corruption platform, which has already saved Indian taxpayers crores of rupees by eliminating ghosts and duplicates. More than 60 crore Indians have voluntarily enrolled in Aadhaar".
Nandan Nilekani is one of the most familiar faces in Bangalore, thanks to his active participation in many events and social service programmes in the city. However, that he is a new-comer in the field of politics is seen as a drawback.