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C T Ravi's 'kitchen' remark reveals organisational fault lines in Karnataka

Party leaders and BJP supporters watching this back-and-forth exchange were both amused and embarrassed

Yediyurappa and his son B Y Vijayendra’s
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Ravi’s dissatisfaction stems from former CM and Lingayat strongman Yediyurappa’s push of his son B Y Vijayendra’s (right) candidature from Shikaripura constituency (Photo: PTI)

Aditi Phadnis
Last week, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary C T Ravi’s comments about ticket distribution in Karnataka caused a hubbub in the poll-bound state. Given that there is just over a month left for elections, Ravi said nominations for the upcoming election would not be decided in people’s kitchens. This was in response to a reported statement by a former chief minister (CM) and Lingayat strongman B S Yediyurappa, that his son B Y Vijayendra would contest from his Shikaripura constituency.

“Nobody will get a ticket because they are somebody’s son. The decision on the ticket will also not

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First Published: Mar 19 2023 | 9:02 PM IST

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