Nanjangud: Nanjangud BJP MLA B. Harshavardhan has said if there is a BJP Government in the State, it is because of the role played by B.Y. Vijayendra in the 2019 Assembly by-elections to the 13 Constituencies. Vijayendra should have a bigger role to play in Karnataka politics than just being an MLC.
When the media recently sought his reaction over Vijayendra not getting an opportunity to contest the forthcoming MLC elections, Harshavardhan said, “He has a bigger role to play in the coming days. Of course, we are disappointed that he was not given an opportunity to get into the Legislative Council. We had expected him to get a ticket. At the same time, there is jubilation because now the path is clear for him to contest the next Legislative Assembly elections. We want him to contest from Varuna and the people of this area are waiting for him to become the candidate.”
Harshavardhan said, “This may be a setback for him now but he is our future leader. Vijayendra is still young. We are with him. The party will provide opportunities for youngsters.”