Old tweets of Bengaluru South BJP candidate Tejasvi Surya are emerging in which he had expressed some extremist views. Twitterati have openly expressed their displeasure and outrage over the incident
Bengaluru: BJP’s Bengaluru South nominee Tejasvi Surya is basking in glory after Modi-Shah decided to field him, instead of Tejaswini Ananth Kumar. But his turbulent days on Twitter have returned to trouble the 28-year-old.
Way back in 2014, Tejasvi had taken exception to the Women’s Reservation Bill, to be passed by the Modi government.
“With the exception of women’s reservation in Parliament, Modi government’s agenda is inspiring. Dread d day when women’s reservation becomes a reality,” Surya had tweeted.
Immediately, Twitter was flooded with messages reminding Tejasvi Surya that, in the year 2014, the percentage of female voters was a good 47.41%. From that point till now, the number of female voters would have increased drastically. Obviously, Surya faced the wrath of social media, being labelled ‘misogynist’. With this backlash, Surya was forced to delete the tweet.
But on the other hand, there were some, who took pride in BJP nominating a youngster, who doesn’t belong to any notable political family.
Sunil Deodhar, a BJP minder for Andhra and Tripura, tweeted thus: “When opposition parties are busy promoting dynasty, once again BJP4India has showed why it is a party with a difference. A 28 year dynamic BJYM leader Tejasvi Surya nominated as BJP candidate from South Bangalore seat.”
But certainly, it is not easy to fool the tweeple. They immediately pointed out that Tejasvi is a nephew of Ravi Subramanya, the BJP MLA from Basavanagudi.
Incidentally, there were other photos also making the rounds. Tejasvi Surya was seen picturing himself with weapons. This picture too is being widely circulated.
However, when we tried to get a BJP reaction, a spokesman dismissed the charges saying Surya was too young when he tweeted against the Women’s Reservation Bill. The spokesperson further added that when a young star is rising, it is our duty to support him and not unnecessarily dig out his past.
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Last Updated Mar 27, 2019, 3:31 PM IST