Tejasvi Surya who is also a member of the national social media team will take on B.K.Hariprasad of the Congress
The Bengaluru South constituency has been the bastion of BJP ever since late Ananth Kumar defeated Congress in 1996
Bengaluru: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday named Tejasvi Surya, the general secretary of its youth wing as its candidate for Bengaluru South constituency. The party announcing its choice in the early hours of Tueday after deliberating for days over the candidate who will be seen continuing the legacy of late Ananth Kumar, who has held this seat since 1996.
PM of world's largest democracy & President of largest political party have reposed faith in a 28 yr old guy to represent them in a constituency as prestigious as B'lore South. This can happen only in my BJP. Only in #NewIndia of @narendramodi," he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
OMG OMG!!! I can't believe this. PM of world's largest democracy & President of largest political party have reposed faith in a 28 yr old guy to represent them in a constituency as prestigious as B'lore South. This can happen only in my BJP. Only in #NewIndia of @narendramodi
Surya says he was groomed by the late Ananth Kumar and his wife, Tejaswini who was also in the race for the seat
"Ananthkumar Ji & @Tej_AnanthKumar ma'am have groomed me from my high school days. I had pestered Tejaswini ma'am to send me on Jan Chetna Yatra along with AK Ji. She somehow convinced Sir to take me along. I saw my first Bharat Darshan. You both have made me the man I am today," he tweeted.
The decision to go with Surya comes after the party had convinced Kumar's wife , Tejaswini Ananth Kumar, to take up the mantle.