A day after he formally joined the Congress party, Infosys co-founder and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chief Nandan Nilekani on Monday said party's vice president Rahul Gandhi is an agent of change.

"Rahul Gandhi's ideas are revolutionary. He is an agent of change and has brilliant ideas," Nilekani told the media.

Nilekani said that he intended to partner Rahul in making that change happen.

When asked why he chose to contest election on Congress ticket when there is anti-UPA wave in the country, Nileknai told the channel that he joined the party because his ideology is in sync with that Congress ideology, adding that the party has secular liberal value.

Even before joining, he bagged the Lok Sabha polls ticket and will contest the election from Bangalore South against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Ananth Kumar.

His name featured in Congress's first list of candidates.

"Bangalore needs a strong champion in Delhi... Everywhere people tell me they want change" Nilekani told reporters after joining the party.