On Sunday, Tejaswini Ananthkumar, wife of late BJP leader Ananthkumar has clarified that she has not supported any campaign to vote for NOTA in Bengaluru (South) constituency in the Lok Sabha elections.
Reportedly, a malicious campaign was doing rounds in Bangalore South constituency after a poster of Tejaswini Ananthkumar became viral in which it was claimed that she was asking people to ‘vote’ NOTA instead of BJP candidate Tejasvi Surya.
Dear Bengaluru South.
Don’t fall for anti-Modi propaganda.
Here is the truth. pic.twitter.com/6QaiJAAxb1
— Kiran Kumar S (@KiranKS) April 15, 2019
However, Tejaswini has now responded to the poster saying that the posters being circulated in her name was “unfounded and malicious”. “It came to my knowledge that somebody is spreading rumours that I am asking people to vote for NOTA. This is unfounded and malicious. For me it’s VOTE BJP Modi Again National First,” tweeted Tejaswini Ananthkumar.
It came to my knowledge that somebody is spreading rumours that I am asking people to vote for NOTA.
This is unfounded and malicious.
For me it’s
National First @BJP4India @BJP4Karnataka
— Chowkidar Tejaswini AnanthKumar (@Tej_AnanthKumar) April 14, 2019
Tejaswini Anantkumar, a social activist, was tipped to be the BJP candidate in the prestigious Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency but the party fielded BJP youth leader Tejasvi Surya.
Some detractors of the BJP had begun rumour mongering that Tejaswini Anantkumar was unhappy about being denied a ticket and will not be participating in the campaigning for the BJP candidate. However, Tejaswini Ananthkumar has backed Tejasvi Surya as BJP candidate for the upcoming elections and has also been involved in the campaigns.
The malicious attempt to derail the campaigning of the BJP candidate Tejasvi Surya has been going since his name was announced by the party. Following the announcement of Tejasvi Surya’s candidature for Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat for the BJP, members of Congress IT cell had descended upon him, attacking him for performing the Ayudhya Puje as per the Hindu traditions.