Nandan Nilekani

  • LS polls: BJP routs Congress in Karnataka, Ananth Kumar pips Nilekani May 18, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka has voted with a vengeance and ousted the Congress. Out of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies, the Congress has managed to win only eight seats - Bangalore Rural, Chamarajanagar, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Kolar, Raichur, Tumkur. Two are with the JDS, while the rest 18 are with the Bharatiya...
  • States with highest percentage of crorepati candidates have none with criminal records May 8, 2014

    Now that Association of Democratic Reforms' tabulated analysed affidavits for all 543 constituencies, let's see where the rich candidates live. On measure is to look at the number of crorepati candidates.Uttar Pradesh, with over 400 crorepati candidates, tops the list. However, it also tops the list of number of candidates...
  • Total assets of 8163 Lok Sabha candidates = Rs 40,252 crore. Nandan Nilekani = Rs 7710 crore (19.2%) May 7, 2014

    Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is by far the richest candidate contesting in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.His 7,710 crore assets from 19.2 per cent of the total of Rs 40,252 crore of assets declared by 8163 candidates contesting in these elections, according to the latest data released by the Association...
  • Nandan Nilekani confident of victory, thanks voters April 19, 2014

    With the voting for Bangalore South taking place on April 17, Congress candidate from the constituency Nandan Nilekani in his blog, thanked the people of Bengaluru for believing in him. Here is his blog: On April 17, South Bengaluru, along with the rest of Karnataka, voted to elect its MPs for the...
  • There's a desire for change, the voter turnout is high: Nilekani April 17, 2014

    In an interesting battle in Bangalore South, Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is pitted against five time-MP Ananth Kumar of the BJP. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections phase V: The key candidates in the fray April 17, 2014

    The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections is seeing many big names in the fray. While the fate of Union Ministers including Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Sachin Pilot will be sealed in the biggest phase on Thursday, there are also big names like Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani,...
  • LS polls: In Bangalore South nobody came for our vote, but do vote April 16, 2014

    Bangalore: About a decade and a half back, with limited means but urgent need to rehabilitate my parents in Bangalore I bought a small house in JP Nagar, 6th Phase. The reason I chose it was a) it was a plot of land as against an apartment, b) it was...
  • There is an anti-Ananth Kumar wave in Bangalore South: Nandan Nilekani April 16, 2014

    Bangalore: All eyes are on the battle for Bangalore South in Karnataka where Infosys co-founder and Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani is up against five-time MP Ananth Kumar of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Nilekani said he is confident of beating Ananth Kumar. "People are ready for change. There's a...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai @ ground zero: Campaign trail in Bangalore South April 15, 2014

    Out of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka, the most keenly watched will be the Bangalore South constituency where six-time BJP MP Ananth Kumar will contest against UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani who is contesting on the Congress ticket. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, IBN18...
  • Campaigning ends for 121 constituencies in 5th phase of LS poll April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Campaigning for the crucial fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections in 121 constituencies ended on Tuesday. The 121 constituencies across 12 states will go for voting on April 17. Nandan Nilekani, Jaswant Singh, Shatrughan Sinha, Ananth Kumar and Jyotiraditya Scindia are amongst the big names in the fray. In...
  • LS poll: Nandan Nilekani confident of winning from Bangalore South April 15, 2014

    On the last day of campaigning, Congress Bangalore South candidate Nandan Nilekani is very confident that people will vote for him. He said, "People are ready for change. There is a huge anti-Ananth Kumar wave. I am very confident that people of Bangalore South will vote for us. I expect...
  • BPAC endorses 12 Bangalore candidates, gives sponsorship of Rs 4 lakh April 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Bangalore voters witnessed rival candidates, Congress's Nandan Nilekani and BJP's Ananth Kumar, coming together for a debate in all the three constituencies of the city. The event organised by the Bangalore Political Agenda Committee (BPAC) has endorsed all the 12 main candidates and will give financial support to all...
  • LS polls: Nilekani, Ananth in tight race for Bangalore south seat April 12, 2014

    The man who steered a mammoth programme to give a billion Indians an identity card is battling heavy odds in his bid to reinvent himself with his political foray as he faces a high-octane contest for the Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat in the April 17 polls. Billionaire Infosys co-founder and...
  • Nilekani posts questions demanding answers, Ananth Kumar ignores April 11, 2014

    Bangalore: The Congress candidate from Bangalore South and IT pioneer Nandan Nilekani has launched an all out war on his BJP opponent and sitting MP Ananth Kumar. Nilekani, who is the richest candidate in the entire country with declared assets worth Rs.7710 Crore, has taken to social media to attack his...
  • LS polls: A week long holiday may affect voter turnout in Bangalore April 11, 2014

    Bangalore: The Lok Sabha candidates from Bangalore have to battle not just the unusual April heat, they are also battling a week long holiday. The entire state of Karnataka is going to polls on April 17 in a single phase. The next day April 18 is a Good Friday. Two...
  • LS phase 5: Nilekani richest with Rs 7700 crore, poorest has Rs 150 April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has analysed 1,739 self sworn affidavits of 1,761 candidates contesting in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha election. 121 Lok Sabha seats in 12 states across India are voting on April 17. 279 candidates (16 per cent) have declared criminal cases...
  • Billionaire corporate leaders lag behind politicians in assets April 10, 2014

    Lok Sabha candidates with corporate background, such as Nandan Nilekani and Meera Sanyal, may rank much above their political rivals on wealth charts, but many others from India Inc who are contesting polls lag behind 'netas' in accumulating assets. Nilekani, former chief of Infosys, figures among the richest in fray for...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Karnataka April 9, 2014

    Just days to go before 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN's Deepa Balakrishnan visits Karnataka to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituency. Karnataka is set to vote on April 17. ...
  • LS polls: Rahul Gandhi to campaign for Nandan Nilekani in Bangalore April 7, 2014

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will campaign on Monday for party candidates Nandan Nilekani, Rizwan Arshad and C Narayanaswamy contesting from the three Lok Sabha seats in Bangalore. "Gandhi will address a huge public meeting Monday evening in the National College grounds at Basavangudi, a part of the Bangalore South constituency,...
  • Girish Karnad, Ananthamurthy back Nilekani, critics question motive April 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Two renowned Kannada writers have joined Nandan Nilekani's campaign team in Karnataka. Both Dr. U R Ananthamurthy and Girish Karnad are Jnanapeeth award winning writers and celebrated social activists, not only in Karnataka, but also in rest of India. Girish Karnad has been doing a door to door campaign...
  • Nilekani not an IT candidate, carries Congress baggage: BJP April 3, 2014

    Dismissing any significant supportbase for Nandan Nilekani in this IT hub, his rival and BJP's sitting MP Ananth Kumar says the former Infosys chief was in fact carrying a huge baggage of the Congress party. "People recognise him here as a Congress candidate and not as anything other than that. He...
  • SM Krishna accuses Modi of 'sidelining' senior BJP leaders April 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Senior Congress leader SM Krishna on Wednesday launched his election campaign for the party's candidates with a scathing attack on Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "There is no such thing as a Modi wave in the country. Such an illusion is being created by vested interests," he...
  • Bangalore: Ugly scenes at Ananth Kumar, Nilekani debate; supporters clash March 30, 2014

    Bangalore: It is not everyday that one gets to see candidates from rival parties sharing the stage, agreeing to engage in a healthy discussion on the issues in their constituency. What was meant to be a civilised debate between the four key candidates of Bangalore South constituency turned ugly...
  • I'm apolitical, won't campaign for Nilekani, Balakrishnan: Narayana Murthy March 30, 2014

    With Nandan Nilekani contesting on a Congress ticket from Bangalore South and V Balakrishnan contesting on an AAP ticket from Bangalore Central, Infosys founder Narayan murthy says he will not campaign for ex colleagues because he is apolitical, but hoped that professionals succeed in politics. He spoke to CNN-IBN's Sagarika...
  • High drama during public debate between Bangalore South candidates March 29, 2014

    Bangalore: A high drama was witnessed during a public debate between Bangalore South candidates on Saturday. The debate between BJP's Ananth Kumar, Congress's Nandan Nilekani, AAP's Nina Nayak, JDS candidate Ruth Manorama turned ugly when supporters of the BJP and Congress started hooting at each other. The ruckus began...
  • With a fractured wrist, Rohini Nilekani campaigns for husband Nandan March 29, 2014

    Bangalore: It was a quintessential Sunday morning in Bangalore. That rare time when the roads are empty, unlike the maddening traffic hours of the weekdays. We're headed to Jayanagar 5th block in Bangalore South constituency. Election campaigning is in full-swing in one of the most-watched constituencies this Lok Sabha elections. While...
  • Bangalore: Wives campaign for Nandan Nilekani, Ananth Kumar March 29, 2014

    Bangalore: It is an interesting battle in Bangalore South this election where Congress's Nandan Nilekani is facing BJP's Ananth Kumar. CNN-IBN joined Nandan Nilekani's wife Rohini and Ananth Kumar's wife Tejaswini on the campaign trail. On an early Sunday morning, Rohini Nilekani stepped out on yet another padyatra. Ever an optimist,...
  • Congress leader Nandan Nilekani's assets value over Rs 7,700 crores March 28, 2014

    Congress leader, co-founder and former Infosys CEO Nandan Nilekani has investments valued at Rs 6,068 Crore. He and his wife Rohini have 1.83 Cr worth of jewellery. The Cars they drive are worth Rs 79 Lakh. Nilekani and his wife have properties valued at around Rs 61 crores. The total...
  • Muthalik to take on Nilekani and Ananth Kumar, fight from Dharwad too March 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik who was thrown out of the BJP in less than five hours of his induction is now an angry man. Muthalik is contesting from two Lok Sabha seats, Dharwad and Bangalore South. Muthalik who hit national headlines in early 2009 after he and...