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Yeddyurappa’s son ‘compensated’; made BJYM gen secy

Vijayendra has been working in Varuna since Siddaramaiah decided to field his son in the constituency he had been winning

Bengaluru: In an apparent placatory move, the BJP appointed Karnataka unit chief BS Yeddyurappa’s son BY Vijayendra as its youth wing general secretary today, a day after protests erupted over the denial of party ticket to him for the 12 May assembly elections.

Union minister announced Vijayendra’s appointment as the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) general secretary. Yeddyurappa’s son is also in charge of the BJP’s Karnataka unit.

[pullquote]To see that Vijayendra works in the entire region, we are giving him an additional responsibility: Javadekar[/pullquote]

The announcement, made at a press meet, came a day after Vijayendra’s supporters staged angry protests, entailing police lathi charge, over denial of party ticket to him to contest from Varuna in Mysuru.

Political observers saw it as a damage control move to douse dissidence and its spillover effect electorally in and around Mysuru in south Karnataka.

Javadekar said, “The next chief minister of Karnataka made a historic announcement yesterday. The whole party is with him. To see that Vijayendra works in the entire region, we are giving him an additional responsibility. He will be the new general secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.”

In a surprise announcement, Yeddyurappa had yesterday said his son would not contest from Varuna against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s son Yatindra. He did not cite any reason. “Vijayendra is not filing his nomination today.. a common man (party worker) will be fielded and he will be filing the nomination,” Yeddyurappa had said. “With folded hands, I request all of you to support and bless that candidate and make him win,” the Lingayat leader had said.

Yeddyurappa’s announcement had led to vandalism by supporters of Vijayendra, who raised slogans against party chief Amit Shah.

Yeddyurappa’s son had tried to calm his supporters and tweeted saying he wholeheartedly stood by and supported the party’s decision “in all circumstances.”

For the past one month, Vijayendra has been working at the grassroots in Varuna since Siddaramaiah decided to field his son in the he had been winning.

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