The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday (25 March) decided to field LS Tejasvi Surya from Bengaluru South constituency, reports Times of India. The constituency was earlier represented by BJP leader and Union Minister in Modi government H N Ananth Kumar who passed away in November last year.
According to the report, Surya, who is just 28 years old, is the secretary of the Karnataka BJP Youth Wing. He will be taking on Congress veteran BK Hariprasad.
“I am humbled. Grateful. Overwhelmed. I thank PM @narendramodi for giving me this opportunity. I can't thank you enough, Modi Ji. I promise you that I shall work ceaselessly for our motherland till my last breath. That is the only way I can repay this debt of gratitude. THANK YOU!” Surya said in a tweet.
Tejasvi, a lawyer by profession, is seen as an ardent supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. His uncle, Ravi Subramanya, is a three-time BJP MLA from Basavanagudi in the same Lok Sabha constituency, reports News18.
According to the News18 report, Bengaluru South is known to be an anti-Congress seat since 1977. In the last 10 elections, the Congress won the seat only once in 1989.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.