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Tejasvi Surya speaks to media in Bengaluru on Tuesday. [Photo/ANI]
Tejasvi Surya speaks to media in Bengaluru on Tuesday. [Photo/ANI]

A mix of surprise, gratitude: 28-year-old Tejasvi Surya on Bangalore South candidature

ANI | Updated: Mar 26, 2019 14:41 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], March 26 (ANI): 28-year-old lawyer Tejasvi Surya, who was chosen by the BJP as its candidate for Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat, said the candidature comes with a mix of "surprise and a sense of gratitude."
Speaking to ANI, he said: "It is a mix of surprise and sense of gratitude. Have been an active karyakarta from days in ABVP; It is the only party that recognises the potential of karyakartas."
Surya, who will be contesting from the seat that late BJP leader Ananth Kumar held earlier, added: "Tejaswini ji (wife of late Union minister Ananth Kumar) has given me her blessings, she has also instructed all the karyakartas who were anticipating her candidature that the party's decision is the foremost decision and we all have to respect it." 
Earlier, the lawyer-turned-politician had expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for choosing him.
"I am humbled. Grateful. Overwhelmed. I thank PM @narendramodi for giving me this opportunity. I can't thank you enough, Modi Ji. I promise you that I shall work ceaselessly for our motherland till my last breath. That is the only way I can repay this debt of gratitude. THANK YOU!," he had tweeted.
"My hands are trembling as I type this. Last year, I had the opportunity to talk to our Hon'ble President @AmitShah Ji. The one-hour conversation with him left me so motivated that I couldn't sleep for a week. His determination, conviction to ideology is infectious. Thank you!," he said in another tweet.
Karnataka will go to polls in a single phase on April 18. (ANI)