After Sonia Gandhi on Dec 8 said that the party will decided on the PM candidate and it will be announced at the opportune time, rumours that Nandan Nilekani maybe pitted against BJP's Narendra Modi, are afire.
According to some reports, the party is considering a strong candidate against Modi and Nilekani, the man behind the Aadhaar card yojna is also being considered for the top job.
Congress is yet to announce its PM candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls
The Congress is now trying to transform their outlook before the Lok Sabha polls in 2014 and wants to appeal to the people. After AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi said that the party would transform itself, the party's next step is to name its PM candidate.
Earlier there were also reports suggesting that Nilekani may contest the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 on Congress' ticket.
Soon after hearing the news, JD(U) MP Shivanand Tiwari said that this could prove to be suicidal for the party. He said: "Only English-speaking people know Nilekani. If Congress is keen on committing suicide, it should name him as the PM candidate."