B Y Vijayendra: Karnataka: Yediyurappa’s scion, second son, Vijayendra one among 10 state BJP V-Ps | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: In what seems to be a mix and match of both the internal factions of chief minister BS Yediyurappa and BJP national general secretary BL Santosh, as many as 10 party vice-presidents and 10 general secretaries have been appointed by the BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel.
But the biggest name to enter the fresh list of party office bearers is CM Yediyurappa’s second son — BY Vijayendra.
That Vijayendra has been vying to enter the main party bandwagon has finally been achieved with him becoming one among the 10 vice presidents in the party.
Having missed the MLA ticket from Varuna constituency in 2018, Vijayendra has been time and again in the news for being his father’s right hand man and allegedly a “super CM”.

With Amit Shah (L).
He in fact proved his worth to the party by playing a crucial role getting horticulture minister KC Narayan Gowda win the KR Pete seat in Mandya, where the BJP had never won a seat in its existence.
However, party sources say the move to make Vijayendra the party V-P was more of a compromise with the central leadership as he was vying for the general secretary post.
“Barring the party president and general secretary post, all other office-bearers posting is ornamental in nature. It looks more like an intent shown by the opposing faction to curb his rise within the party,” said one party worker.
That he shares rank with former Union minister Tejaswini Ananth Kumar, Arvind Limbavali and Shobha Karandlaje suggests that he may have been considered as one among the many aspirants for better position in the party and the BJP governments at the centre and state.
Among other inductions, the party has also inducted the newly appointed Rajya Sabha MPs Eranna Kadadi and Ashok Ghasthi in the office bearers posts.
Overall, the state unit reshuffled and inducted as many as 33 new office-bearers.

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