Mysuru, April 23:- It was a foregone conclusion that B S Yeddyurappa’s son B Y Vijayendra will be contesting from Varuna Constituency for the Karnataka Assembly elections, but there seems to be a twist to the whole issue. At a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) convention held at Nanjangud on Monday Yeddyurappa said that a common party worker would contest from Varuna Constituency and not Vijayendra.
The announcement led to protests by BJP workers, following which police resorted to cane-charge to bring the situation under control.
“Vijayendra is not filing nomination today, a common man (party worker) will be fielded and he will be filing the nomination,” Yeddyurappa said.
“With folded hands I request all of you to support and bless that candidate and make him win,” he said.
The BJP has not so far officially announced any candidate for Varuna.
That Vijayendra has been campaigning vigorously in Varuna is no news. Now that Yeddyurappa has made a statement, one will have to wait and see what happens next. (MR/KS).