Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated them and praised them for their contributions in their respective fields
Legendary athlete PT Usha and veteran music composer Ilaiyaraaja were among the four prominent personalities who got nominated to the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Along with PT Usha and Ilaiyaraaja, philanthropist Veerendra Heggade and filmmaker V Vijayendra Prasad were also nominated. All four Rajya Sabha nominees have gained global recognition for their contributions and illustrious careers in their respective fields.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated all the four nominees in a series of tweets and praised them for their contributions, soon after the announcement. Along with PM Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President J P Nadda also extended their hearty congratulations to PT Usha, Ilaiyaraaja, V Vijayendra Prasad, and Veerendra Heggade on being nominated to the Rajya Sabha. JP Nadda tweeted, “Their service to the nation across the years is a source of great pride. My best wishes to them.”