Nandan Nilekani’s expanding role in Congress is happening slow and steady. After announcing his candidature from South Bangalore constituency, Nilekani will now be seen chairing the manifesto committee meet of Congress and will be advising Rahul and his team on energy and transportation sectors. Rahul Gandhi has been allocating responsibility of different sectors to senior leaders in the party, while he himself is holding consultations with Dalits and minority groups.
After Adhaar and direct subsidy linkage, this will be Nilekani’s major show up in Congress in the recent times.
There have been indications on Nilekani as a consensus candidate/ plan B candidate for congress PM post depending on conditions of coalition politics after elections.