Former Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa ‘Hands Over’ Home Turf Shikaripura To Son B Y Vijayendra

by Ksheera Sagar - Jul 22, 2022 04:44 PM +05:30 IST
Former Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa ‘Hands Over’ Home Turf Shikaripura To Son B Y Vijayendra B S Yediyurappa and B Y Vijayendra
Snapshot
  • Yediyurappa’s political journey started from Shikaripura as the purasabha president.

    Since then, he has won the Shikaripura assembly seat eight times.

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) tallest standing leader of Karnataka and former CM B S Yediyurappa announced that he would be handing over his constituency to his son, who would contest from Shikaripura in the coming elections.

Yediyurappa, who gave up his chief ministership last year to make way for Basavaraj Bommai after engineering a victory for the party, has, in a surprise move, announced that he wouldn't contest in the coming elections.

“I will not contest from Shikaripura. Vijayendra will contest. I ask you with folded hands to ensure he wins by a huge margin,” said Yediyurappa, addressing the media after offering baagina (ritualistic offerings) at the Anjanapura dam.

Responding to media queries about Vijayendra’s contesting from Mysuru, Yediyurappa said, ‘it is true that there is a lot of pressure for him to contest from Mysuru region but since I am vacating this seat, he will contest from here’.

Yediyurappa’s political journey started from Shikaripura as the purasabha president. Between then and now, he has won the Shikaripura assembly seat eight times, including once from the party he formed, Karnataka Janata Paksha, which he then disestablished.

His son, BY Vijayendra, has been touted as the heir to his political legacy although the party is said to have refrained from giving him a seat to precisely wash its hands off this narrative of dynasty politics.

Vijayendra, is currently the state vice president of the party and was said to have engineered victories for the parties in the by-polls that were held last year, but was refused an MLC ticket to the recent council election by the centre.

Also Read: Karnataka Politics: RSS And BJP Hold Two-Day Meet In Bengaluru As State Gears Up For Election 2023

Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

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.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Comments ↓
Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.
Advertisement

Latest Articles

    Artboard 4Created with Sketch.