Articles about Tejasvi Surya

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).

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

09 Apr 2022

India
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.

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

31 Mar 2022

Politics
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.

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

27 Dec 2021

Politics
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."

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

24 Jun 2021

Bengaluru
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.

Bed allocation scam: Tejasvi Surya apologizes for accusing Muslim workers

07 May 2021

Politics
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.

IT Parliamentary panel discusses WhatsApp privacy policy, Trump ban

22 Jan 2021

Politics
IT Parliamentary panel discusses WhatsApp privacy policy, Trump ban

The standing committee of the Parliament on Information Technology grilled officials of Facebook and Twitter at a meeting on Thursday over their views on the prevention of misuse of online platforms.

Siliguri rally: BJP worker dies amid clash with Bengal cops

07 Dec 2020

Politics
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.

BJP workers marching to West Bengal secretariat clash with police

08 Oct 2020

Politics
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.

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

26 Sep 2020

Politics
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.

After backlash, Karnataka restarts trains for migrant workers

07 May 2020

India
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.

Suicide bombers being trained at Shaheen Bagh: BJP's Giriraj Singh

06 Feb 2020

Politics
Suicide bombers being trained at Shaheen Bagh: BJP's Giriraj Singh

Adding to the long list of hateful comments that Bharatiya Janata Party leaders have made about Shaheen Bagh, Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Thursday said the protest site has become a breeding ground for suicide bombers.

BJP MP pacifies panicked Bengaluru bank depositors amid RBI restrictions

14 Jan 2020

India
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.

Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

24 May 2019

Politics
Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will govern India for the next five years after India showered BJP with a stunning and historic mandate.

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

01 Apr 2019

Politics
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.

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

26 Mar 2019

Politics
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.