Bengaluru: After having been denied Lok Sabha ticket from South Bengaluru parliamentary constituency, late Union Minister Ananth Kumar's wife Tejaswini said that she was shocked but will stand by the party's decision since the nation comes first.
BJP has fielded 28-year-old Tejasvi Surya as its candidate from the seat despite the fact that the seat was represented by Ananth Kumar since 1996. He passed away on November 12 last year after battling with pancreatic cancer.
"It is shocking to all of my supporters and also to me. At the same time, I have been telling them and to myself that it is very important to show that we are a party with a difference. This is the time to show our maturity and to work for the country. Let's not think of small things and our bigger goal is nation first," Tejaswini told ANI.
On being asked that her supporters are not happy with the decision, she said: "I have convinced them. They will work for the party. We all want Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi again."