Tejaswini Ananth Kumar appointed Karnataka BJP VP after being denied LS ticket from B’luru South
Bengaluru-The BJP Tuesday appointed union minister Ananth Kumar’s widow Tejaswini as the state unit vice-president in an apparent placatory move after denying her the ticket to contest from Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency, which her husband had represented.
Tejaswini was sulking after the BJP announced political greenhorn Tejasvi Surya as the Bangalore South candidate, leaving her supporters angry and agitated.
“I am very delighted to announce that @Tej_AnanthKumar has been appointed as state vice president of @BJP4Karnataka.
Wishing her all the very best,” Karnataka BJP Chief Yeddyurappa tweeted.
BJP announced the ticket to 28-year-old Surya, withjust hours left for the deadline for filing of nominations for the first phase of polls in Karnataka.
Maintaining an unbroken record, Ananth Kumar had won the Bangalore South seat six times