Tejasvi Surya: News

Tejasvi Surya is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician and Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) from Karnataka. He did his LLB from the Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies and practiced as a lawyer at the Karnataka High Court. He has been associated with the RSS from an early age and is a vocal Hindutva ideologue. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Surya campaigned vigorously for the BJP, addressing over 100 public meetings, and led Karnataka BJP’s digital communications team during the 2018 State Assembly elections. After BJP veteran Ananth Kumar passed away in 2018, Surya was selected as the party’s candidate from the Bengaluru South constituency for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He won the election by beating BK Hariprasad of the INC and became BJP’s youngest MP in the 17th Lok Sabha. In 2020, Surya succeeded Poonam Mahajan as the National President of BJP’s youth wing, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM).

26 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Lok Sabha elections: Everything that happened in 2nd phase 

A total of 88 parliamentary constituencies across 13 states and on Union territory voted on Friday.

BJP's Tejasvi Surya booked for 'seeking votes on religious grounds'

Bengaluru South sitting MP and the Bharatiya Janata Party's candidate from the same seat Tejasvi Surya was booked by the Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka for posting a video on X in which he "solicited votes on the ground of religion."

26 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Lok Sabha elections: Key contenders in Phase 2

As many as 88 constituencies from 13 states and Union Territories went to the polls at 7:00am on Friday.

15 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Tejasvi forced to leave event after scam victims confront him

Bangalore South MP and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Tejasvi Surya was forced to leave an election campaign event on Sunday.

BJP's Tejasvi Surya detained amid protests over Bengaluru shopkeeper assault

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Tejasvi Surya was detained on Tuesday in Bengaluru for participating in a demonstration.

14 Sep 2023


FIR against Aaj Tak, Sudhir Chaudhary: BJP, Congress trade barbs

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress have crossed swords after the Karnataka Police filed a First Information Report (FIR) against prominent Hindi news channel Aaj Tak and its consulting editor Sudhir Chaudhary for allegedly spreading fake news to incite communal discord.

11 Jun 2023


Bengaluru: Zomato launches South India's first 'resting point'

Food delivery aggregator Zomato on Sunday launched a new resting point for its delivery partners at Vega City Mall in Karnataka's Bengaluru.

10 May 2023


Karnataka: Why Congress is offering prayers to LPG cylinders

As Karnataka votes for the Legislative Assembly elections on Wednesday, Congress workers were seen worshipping a Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder.

08 May 2023


Bengaluru: BJP worker attacked, Tejasvi Surya claims Congress's hand

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya claimed that Congress workers attacked one of its party workers in the city's BTM layout on Sunday night.

20 Apr 2023


Tejasvi Surya not BJP's 'star campaigner' for upcoming Karnataka polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday released its list of star campaigners for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections, which are scheduled for May 10.

19 Apr 2023


Karnataka: BJP's youth wing leader stabbed to death in Dharwad

Praveen Kammar, leader of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) from Karnataka's Dharwad, was allegedly killed in Kottur village on Tuesday night, reported India Today.

10 Apr 2023

Congress Party

Congress hates Amul as it's from Gujarat: BJP's Tejasvi Surya

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tejasvi Surya has claimed the controversy around Amul versus Nandini, a local dairy brand from Karnataka, was "fake" and that the Congress was using it to fuel its poll campaign.

Reports allege BJP's Tejasvi Surya opened flight exit, Opposition reacts

After reports alleged that BJP MP from South Bengaluru, Tejasvi Surya, accidentally opened the emergency exit of an IndiGo flight, the Congress slammed the party for 'hiding' the incident.

08 Sep 2022


BJP's Tejasvi Surya accuses Congress of defaming 'Brand Bengaluru'

While Bengaluru is dealing with floods, political infighting has erupted between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress.

09 Apr 2022


Karnataka: Tension in Mulbagal after Rama Shobha Yatra stone-pelting incident

Communal tensions erupted in Mulbagal town of Karnataka's Kolar district on Friday after stones were pelted at a Sri Rama Shobha Yatra procession—prompting the police to resort to lathi-charge.

31 Mar 2022

Delhi Police

Kejriwal says 'India important, not me' after BJP vandalizes house

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday, a day after BJP workers vandalized his residence for his comments regarding The Kashmir Files movie.

27 Dec 2021


Tejasvi Surya 'unconditionally withdraws' remarks on 'reconversion' to Hinduism

Bharatiya Janata Party's youth leader and MP Tejasvi Surya said on Monday that he "unconditionally" withdrew comments calling for the "reconversion of those who left the Hindu faith."

24 Jun 2021


Kala Nidhi-2021, a fundraiser concert for pandemic-hit musicians, begins Friday

Bengaluru South MP BJP MP Tejasvi Surya on Thursday announced Kala Nidhi-2021, a fundraiser concert for arts by artists on social media platforms from June 25 to June 27.

07 May 2021


Bed allocation scam: Tejasvi Surya apologizes for accusing Muslim workers

Facing the wrath of Bengaluru's civil society for "communalizing" an alleged bed allocation scam by the civic body, Bangalore South MP Tejasvi Surya visited the Bengaluru south zone war room on Thursday to apologize for his actions.

07 Dec 2020

West Bengal

Siliguri rally: BJP worker dies amid clash with Bengal cops

A senior worker of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) died on Monday during the party's rally in Siliguri, West Bengal.

08 Oct 2020

West Bengal

BJP workers marching to West Bengal secretariat clash with police

The West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party's march to the state secretariat, Nabanna, turned violent on Thursday as BJP workers clashed with cops in Kolkata.

26 Sep 2020

Vasundhara Raje

In BJP rejig, Ram Madhav, others replaced; Tejasvi Surya promoted

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday announced that it would replace senior leaders like Ram Madhav with fresh faces in a reshuffle of party posts.

07 May 2020


After backlash, Karnataka restarts trains for migrant workers

Days after stopping trains meant to ferry migrant workers to their home states, the Karnataka government retracted its order on Thursday after severe backlash.

14 Jan 2020

Lok Sabha

BJP MP pacifies panicked Bengaluru bank depositors amid RBI restrictions

Days after the Reserve Bank of India imposed regulatory restrictions on a co-operative bank in Bengaluru, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Tejasvi Surya assured panicked depositors that the Finance Minister was personally looking into the matter.

01 Apr 2019


No "defamatory" articles: Tejasvi Surya gets order to gag media

Tejasvi Surya, BJP's candidate from Bangalore South, managed to get a court order on Friday which bars 49 media houses from publishing "defamatory" articles about him.

26 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

BJP fields 28-year-old Tejasvi Surya from Bangalore South

After high-octane discussions, Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday fielded 28-year-old Tejasvi Surya from prestigious Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat.