Nandan Nilekani

  • Nandan Nilekani confident of victory, thanks voters 19-04-2014 02:14 PM

    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...
  • There's a desire for change, the voter turnout is high: Nilekani 17-04-2014 10:35 AM

    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 17-04-2014 08:35 AM

    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 16-04-2014 09:02 PM

    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 16-04-2014 09:36 AM

    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...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai @ ground zero: Campaign trail in Bangalore South 15-04-2014 10:27 PM

    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 15-04-2014 08:59 PM

    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....
  • LS poll: Nandan Nilekani confident of winning from Bangalore South 15-04-2014 08:57 PM

    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 13-04-2014 08:49 AM

    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 12-04-2014 11:29 AM

    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...
  • Nilekani posts questions demanding answers, Ananth Kumar ignores 11-04-2014 03:28 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: A week long holiday may affect voter turnout in Bangalore 11-04-2014 12:52 PM

    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 11-04-2014 11:34 AM

    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 10-04-2014 12:41 PM

    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...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Karnataka 09-04-2014 11:46 PM

    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 07-04-2014 12:19 AM

    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...
  • Girish Karnad, Ananthamurthy back Nilekani, critics question motive 04-04-2014 11:42 AM

    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 03-04-2014 05:26 PM

    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....
  • SM Krishna accuses Modi of 'sidelining' senior BJP leaders 02-04-2014 12:34 PM

    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,"...
  • Bangalore: Ugly scenes at Ananth Kumar, Nilekani debate; supporters clash 30-03-2014 10:19 AM

    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 in...
  • I'm apolitical, won't campaign for Nilekani, Balakrishnan: Narayana Murthy 30-03-2014 08:59 AM

    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 29-03-2014 05:20 PM

    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 when...
  • With a fractured wrist, Rohini Nilekani campaigns for husband Nandan 29-03-2014 02:18 PM

    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....
  • Bangalore: Wives campaign for Nandan Nilekani, Ananth Kumar 29-03-2014 12:05 PM

    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...
  • Congress leader Nandan Nilekani's assets value over Rs 7,700 crores 28-03-2014 02:40 PM

    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 27-03-2014 08:51 PM

    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...
  • Amidst 'Modi wave' Nilekani most searched on Google in Karnataka 27-03-2014 06:34 PM

    Bangalore: Nandan Nilekani, Congress candidate from Bangalore Lok Sabha constituency, is the most searched name on Google compared to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and other leaders. "State political veterans such as Siddaramaiah, BS Yeddyurappa (former chief minister) and HD Deve Gowda (former prime minister) lag behind a political entrant like...
  • Nilekani complains to EC against Ananth Kumar 25-03-2014 09:14 PM

    Bangalore: Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani, contesting from the high-profile Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency, Tuesday complained to the Election Commission and the Press Council on charges levelled against him by BJP candidate Ananth Kumar on the unique identity scheme Aadhaar. "Ananth Kumar is trying to gain mileage by abusing a...
  • Cobrapost sting reveals Aadhaar documents forged for non-Indians 25-03-2014 01:17 PM

    A Cobrapost sting operation has caught several Aadhar (UIDAI) project officers off guard. The officers have been caught on camera offering to forge documents. The expose shows how citizens of Nepal and Bangladesh are offered Aadhaar cards without identity proof. The sting reveals that even MLAs and gazetted officers sign...