Dr Veerendra Heggade, PT Usha among 4 nominated for Rajya Sabha

Daijiworld Media Network – New Delhi

New Delhi, Jul 6: Well-known veteran athlete P T Usha, iconic composer Ilaiyaraaja, philanthropist and administrator of the Dharmasthala temple Dr Veerendra Heggade and film director & screenwriter Vijayendra Prasad Garu have been nominated for Rajya Sabha.

Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi shared the information on Twitter and congratulated the nominees for their upcoming political innings.

The PM tweeted, “Shri V. Vijayendra Prasad Garu is associated with the creative world for decades. His works showcase India's glorious culture and have made a mark globally. Congratulations to him for being nominated to the Rajya Sabha.

Clockwise: Dr Veerendra Heggade, Ilaiyaraaja, P T Usha and Vijayendra Prasad Garu

“Shri Veerendra Heggade Ji is at the forefront of outstanding community service. I have had the opportunity to pray at the Dharmasthala Temple and also witness the great work he is doing in health, education and culture. He will certainly enrich Parliamentary proceedings.

“The creative genius of @ilaiyaraaja Ji has enthralled people across generations. His works beautifully reflect many emotions. What is equally inspiring is his life journey- he rose from a humble background and achieved so much. Glad that he has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha.

“The remarkable PT Usha Ji is an inspiration for every Indian. Her accomplishments in sports are widely known but equally commendable is her work to mentor budding athletes over the last several years. Congratulations to her on being nominated to the Rajya Sabha,” tweeted the PM.










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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 07 2022

    These are only timepass MP's in Parliament like Sachin Tendulkar, Rekha and etc. Surprising if they ever question during question hour of parliament. Eating tax payers money. Hope Dr. Veerendra Heggade makes DK a tourist hub not only for devotees, but a holistic improvement of tourism.

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  • andrew, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 07 2022

    Hi, Ms. Rita , Germany, Good Day, In response to your Comments , please note India does not need Politicians, who pull each others legs, and back stab each other, No Need to have experience in dirty politics, , what India needs is SERVANTS, to serve the Community, and work for the development of its people, , and India as whole, India needs, pure minds, CEO"s, Managers, Executives, Accountants, Engineers, Religious leaders, etc, etc, BUT NOT POLITICIANS.!!!!!!!!!

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Jul 07 2022

    RS, legislative council, governors, president are all useless posts where the nominated members just pass time.. most of them especially celebrities like tendulkar, hema malini attend only three or four days in a year....simply expenditure to the exchequer..but as winston churchill said the rascals will tax air and water also when india was given independence...everything is moving in that direction rapidly after the arrival of the nagpur gang at centre.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Jul 07 2022

    What type of nomination members to Rajya Sabha !Anyone have any Political experience ?More gurus are entering in Politics.Let us see what they will bring and they take home .

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  • Tarun gowda, Manglore

    Thu, Jul 07 2022

    None of the above 4 people are gurus! P T Usha is a athlete Ilaya raja is a music writer/composer, who had composed 1,000+ songs Virendra henge is trustee of Dharmasthala temple, which feeds 10,000+ people a day freely. Vijayendra Prasad Garu is a story writer for movies in south india.

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  • Eva, Kirem

    Wed, Jul 06 2022

    Congratulations to all nominated people especially to PT Usha

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