Thousands of businessmen, traders, professionals and industrialists were present on the occasion where the co-founder of Infosys spoke on his vision for India and its economic growth in the near future.
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JITO Chairman Narendra Kumar Baldota praised Nilekani over his unique identity project, saying the latter would get the credit for taking Aadhaar to where it is today. "It is a victory for social inclusion, and for the fight against corruption," Baldota said.
Nilekani spoke on his vision on India's economic growth in the coming years
Later, Nilekani also met important leaders from his party. In a meeting of the City Congress at the same venue, party workers backed Nilekani's candidature and discussed the election strategy for the coming weeks. They hoped that Nilekani's feats would help them garner the votes in South Bangalore, the constituency from where he is contesting. Nilekani will take on BJP's Ananth Kumar, who has won from this seat for five consecutive terms.
The Congress candidate then visited many religious leaders in his constituency.
South Bangalore, along with the rest of Karnataka, will go to the polls on April 17.