Bangalore South News
Tejasvi Surya’s win, Kanhaiya Kumar’s defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha polls reflect the changing narrative of ‘New India’
Tejasvi Surya projected himself as flag-bearer of ‘New India’ that is confident, assertive and which believes that issues like poverty, economic inequality and social divide will not be resolved by rhetoric but by strengthening the concept of nation-state and market economy.
Bangalore South’s ‘caste composition favourable’, says BJP's Tejasvi Surya; Congress’ BK Hariprasad banks on JD(S) strongholds
The stage is set for a high stakes battle in Karnataka's Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency, considered a BJP stronghold, where the saffron party's Tejasvi Surya, a newcomer, will take on Congress veteran BK Hariprasad
'Is Tejasvi Surya another MJ Akbar in the making,' asks Karnataka Congress after businesswoman alleges abuse
Days after the BJP picked Tejasvi Surya, a young lawyer who has been working closely with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), as its candidate for prestigious Bangalore South seat, allegations of him being a "womaniser", an "abuser" and a "woman-beater".
'Self-made' Tejasvi Surya key to BJP's 'New India' narrative; Bangalore South candidate ticks all the right boxes
Though part of a political family, BJP's Bangalore South candidate TejasviSurya has neither popped up on the political scene suddenly nor has he been parachuted from some political plane
Who is Tejasvi Surya? Youngest BJP candidate, supported by RSS, raises high nationalism pitch on social media
Tejasvi also becomes crucial to BJP's Karnataka plans given a sizable population of Brahmins and upper caste Hindus. But that aside, Bengaluru South has also been the base for RSS operations in the city for over two decades.
Lok Sabha election: BJP fields Tejasvi Surya from Bangalore South constituency, 28-yr-old was mentored by Ananth Kumar
Amid much speculation over the BJP's candidate for the Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat, the saffron party declared 28-year-old lawyer Tejasvi Surya for the constituency late on Monday night.
Congress was leading in eight constituencies and JDS headed by former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda in two as trends and results were available for all 28 seats in Karnataka.
All the key poll trackers thus far have given Congress the advantage. The NDTV – Hansa poll tracker predicts that Congress will win 14 of the 28 constituencies in the state, while the CSDS-IBN Lokiniti poll tracker shows Congress winning 10- 18 seats, BJP 6- 10 seats and JD(S) 4- 8 seats.
The three constituencies in Bangalore--South, Central and North saw enthusiastic voters queue up in good numbers in the initial hours.
Unlike the ‘Modi wave’, which is prevalent in the BJP strongholds, the Rahul Gandhi effect is hardly being felt in Congress citadels, let alone in other parts of the state.
Nilekani, whose name is doing the rounds for Bangalore South constituency, however, did not say when he will join Congress party.