New Delhi: In a clear sign of expanding role in Congress, the UIDAI chief Nandan Nilekani will chair a consultation meeting on the party's 2014 manifesto on Wednesday.
Nilekani, who is yet to become an official member of the Congress, will for the first time lead the party in a public interaction.
The Infosys co-founder had earlier participated in some internal party meetings of the Congress on issues like direct benefits transfer and Aadhaar.
Nilekani will interact with stakeholders on two issues, energy and transportation, at Jawahar Bhawan.
These meetings are usually held by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi but he has outsourced some meetings to select senior leaders.
Rahul Gandhi had earlier held consultations with Dalits, minorities and other groups after the party decided, for the first time, to involve the people in its manifesto-making process.