Former Union Minister Ananth Kumar's daughter bats for JD(S)

Bengaluru, Jul 29 (IANS): Late veteran BJP leader and former Union Minister H.N. Ananth Kumar's daughter Vijeta Ananthkumar created a buzz on Thursday by putting out a tweet supporting the opposition Janata Dal-Secular.

"Why Karnataka politics is really interesting? JDS is still a very strong political force," she tweeted.

The comment has surprised many in state political circles.

Ananth Kumar was always known for following party principles and never issued any statement against the party in his entire career. However, the party did not field his wife Tejaswini Ananth Kumar from Bengaluru South constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in spite of the state unit recommending her name.

Vijeta Ananthkumar (left) and H D Kumaraswamy

The party, instead, chose young turk Tejasvi Surya and he went on to register a thumping victory sealing the political fortunes of Tejaswini Ananth Kumar. Though she was found attending BJP party functions, it was evident that the party had moved on from her.

Sources say that the tweet by daughter Vijeta is just a reflection of anger at her family being sidelined by the state as well as central BJP units after the demise of Ananth Kumar.

Meanwhile, JD-S state chief and former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy welcomed Vijeta's statement of appreciation for his party.

"I thank Vijeta for issuing such a statement to the party in this situation. It has energised the spirits of party workers. Any development can take place in politics. If Tejashwini Ananthkumar wants to join JD-S, she is welcome," he said.







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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    the two high commands of BJP are afraid of well-educated and capable people..

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    She is just returned from US need some money for shopping , Mota Bhai is ready with bags.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    Vijeta doesn't like Tejasvi Surya ...

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  • Peter Lobo, Manipal

    Thu, Jul 29 2021

    Who is Vijeta? Has any heard of her.... But Kumaranna may offer a few crores & grab herfor badly needed publicity. She is from the area where BJP is like 80% popular...despite Modi & Motu-bhai's latest "general category" unjust rule that discriminates & massively isolates all economically weak categories including Brahmins. Her tweet is possibly because of this and also the cold-sholder treatment given to Tejasvi Surya by the most corrupt Amma-Maga team, that just got a psedo-makeover with Yeddi's flunky as the new CM.

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  • Edward Mathias, Santhekatte

    Thu, Jul 29 2021

    Young turk Tejasvi Surya . It's a Joke. He is scoring self-goals. What is so revolutionary about him.

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  • Raman, Bangalore

    Thu, Jul 29 2021

    Tejaswi Surya was chosen instead of MRS TEJASHWINI ANANTHKUMAR - & can judge quality of selection --( TS - who presently is incommunicado or MAUN VRAT -) --- known to shoot himself in the foot--- also BJP slogans --- “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao --- hollow - Even the highly capable / competent MRS SUSHMA SWARAJ was sidelined in her last years--

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  • RSRB, Kundapura

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    Raman, Bangalore You are shedding tears for Sushma Swaraj, but never supported her anytime in your life. I am sure you shed tears for Tejaswi, after his age crosses 75 "Sidelining after 75 is a must, otherwise youngsters wont get chance"

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  • Raman, Bangalore

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    If you have anything useful inform - but do not make foolish comments - how do you know not supported her - politically we know and association of MR GEORGE FERNANDES - our people have been working together - MR FERNANDES defence by MRS SWARAJ etc etc - wont be worthwhile to explain to you -- BTW check what age the Hon. MRS SWARAJ expired and get some better knowledge --

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  • Anonymous, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 29 2021

    Latest development in Karnataka bjp govt is a shot in the arm for JDS party.Next election in state will definitely see the sharp rise for JDS voting pattern throughout the state.Congress so not benefit in any way.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    JDS in Karnataka is like SS in Maharashtra. These parties cannot come to power on their own without the other party's support.

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  • Mohan, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 29 2021

    removal of yeddy government or change in leadership, whatever, it will be a big turning point in BJP camp. Jai ho yeddiji! Jai Hind!

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  • human being, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 29 2021

    eh kya ho raha hai bhai???

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  • Jamal, Mangalore/UAE

    Thu, Jul 29 2021

    Daal ijji onthe makkar malthini. HDK please hold your horses!

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