Will the BJP son rise in Karnataka?

Inevitable measure: Why Yedi’s son was made BJP chief in Karnataka

As leader of Lingayats, Yedi son represents a tribe whose presence in the state is loud

Prashun Bhaumik | New Delhi | 14 November, 2023 | 11:10 PM

A lot has changed in Karnataka's politics and yet nothing has. That seems to be the paradoxical message from the southern state last week after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) named Bookanakere Yediyurappa Vijayendra as the president of its state unit. To seasoned political observers, the appointment of the first-time MLA should come not as a surprise but as a calculated risk aimed at giving away a pawn or two to gain a powerful rook and a bishop in the state's complex chessboard.