"Everywhere I went, the refrain was - We want change now," said billionaire Nilekani, who had his political baptism only recently after overseeing implementation of Aadhar scheme as Chief of Unique Identification Authority of India.

Speaking to reporters after filing the nomination, he said he stands a chance to win the elections as people's response to his campaign was highly positive.

He said he would continue to meet the people at their doors and seek votes for bringing in change.

"I have given shape to a five-point agenda involving problems related to roads and infrastructure, waste segregation, shortage of water, education and jobs for all," he said.

The Congress leader on Thursday declared that he and his wife Rohini Nilekani have assets worth Rs 7,700 crore. "I started out with 200 rupees in my pocket, when I graduated from IIT ...we founded Infosys with Rs 10,000," Nilekani said.

"I have made my money through honest means. It is all in public domain, there is nothing to hide. This is the way I want to lead my life," he had added..

Nilekani, 58, is testing the political fortune for the first time on a Congress ticket against five-time BJP MP Ananth Kumar.

Bangalore South has been a hostile terrain for Congress which had been tasting defeat since the late 1970s, barring in 1989 when former chief minister late R Gundu Rao had won.


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