Bengaluru: BJP national president Amit Shah held a road show at Banashankari, a prominent area in the Bengaluru South constituency. It might be noted here that the BJP sprang in a last-minute surprise by issuing ticket to lesser known Tejasvi Surya, sidelining the popular widow of senior BJP leader Ananth Kumar.

The road show saw the Karnataka’s who’s who of the BJP in attendance. From the candidate Tejasvi himself to the newly appointed vice-president of the state BJP unit Tejaswini Ananth Kumar to the BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa himself, everyone made it a point to the attend the road show, flanking Amit Shah in the beautifully chariot.

Taking this as an opportunity to mingle more with the electorate, Tejasvi Surya was seen speaking to people and shaking hands with them. With the crowds chanting ‘Modi, Modi’, Tejasvi egged them on even as more and more people began pouring in.

Later, taking to the stage, Tejasvi thanked all the leaders in the city who have stood behind him during troubling times and further thanked Narendra Modi for giving him an opportunity to contest the elections at such a young age. He also reiterated that BJP was the only party which could give tickets to young candidates, recognising their merit and allowing them to grow.

BJP’s candidate from Bengaluru Rural Ashwath Narain also addressed the supporters and sounded confident about winning the elections.

Travelling all the way from Thoothukudi where he addressed a public meeting, Amit Shah arrived a little late. And as he arrived, the gathered supporters gave him a resounding welcome and rushed to have his glimpse. As he was late, Shah chose not to address the gathering. The road show was held for about a kilometre and a half before culminating with people showing their massive support to the saffron party.