Bengaluru: Tejasvi Surya has edged out Tejaswini Ananth Kumar for BJP ticket from the Bengaluru South Lok Sabha constituency. The fight had kept the city on tenterhooks.

While the Karnataka unit of the BJP proposed the name of Tejaswini Ananth Kumar, late BJP leader Ananth Kumar’s wife, the senior leadership chose Tejasvi Surya in a reported attempt to fight dynasty politics.

Who is Tejasvi Surya?

28-year-old Tejasvi Surya is an alumnus of Kumarans School, National College Jayanagar and National National Law school of India. 

BJP’s Bengaluru South candidate Tejasvi Surya is an advocate at the Karnataka high court and has been very vocal on issues like Article 370, Triple Talaq and national security. 

He has also served as the general secretary of Karnataka's Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.  

He is a childhood swayamsevak and later worked as the state secretary of ABVP during his college days. 

Tejasvi hails from the Brahmin community and his family members have been a part of the RSS.

Presently he is state general secretary of BJP Yuva morcha. He is also the nephew of Basavanagudi MLA Ravi Subramanya.

He also worked as a columnist between 2013-2014 in the news organisation IndiaFacts.

He is the founder and president of Arise India, which is a social organisation.

He is also the co-founder of Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence, an organisation running projects in the spheres of education, employment and entrepreneurship.

He is the secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, which is a national political organisation of students and it belongs to the RSS. 

Tejasvi will now take on BK Hariprasad of the Congress in Bengaluru South.

Right from primary school, he was ambitious on becoming a successful politician. 

He is also the nephew of Basavanagudi MLA Ravi Subramanya.