The government has nominated 4 eminent personalities from the southern states to the Rajya Sabha on 6th July 2022.
The move is being seen as the BJP’s attempt to enter South India – the party’s final frontier which it still has to conquer.
PT Usha popularly known as ‘Payyoli Express’ is one of the most iconic sportspersons of India. PT Usha has represented the country & won medals in various international sporting events including the World Junior Invitational Meet, Asia Championships and Asian Games. PT Usha recipient of Arjuna Award and Padma Shri.
Born into a Dalit family in a village in the Madurai district of Tamil Nadu, Ilaiyaraaja is considered one of the great musicians of India. In a career spanning over 5 decades, he has composed over 7,000 songs for over 1000 films and performed in over 20,000 concerts worldwide. In 2018, Ilaiyaraaja received the Padma Vibhushan and Ilaiyaraaja has also been awarded Padma Bhushan.
Virendra Hegde has worked as Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala Temple in Karnataka since the age of 20. Veerendra Heggade has been a dedicated philanthropist for more than 5 decades. He has led various transformational initiatives to promote rural development and self-employment.
KV Vijayendra Prasad
Born in Kovvur, Andhra Pradesh, KV Vijayendra Prasad has written the story of many prominent Telugu & Hindi films. He is the father of SS Rajamouli, one of the most famous film directors of the country.
Yogi Adityanath took oath as Chief Minister (CM) of Uttar Pradesh for the second consecutive term at a grand ceremony in Lucknow on 25 March 2022. Keshav Prasad Maurya & Brajesh Pathak took oath as the Deputy Chief Ministers of the state.
The grand swearing-in ceremony, held at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow witnessed a massive crowd.
PM Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur & several top BJP leaders & Chief Ministers of other states ruled by the party attended the ceremony.
Bhagwant Mann took oath as the 18th Chief Minister of Punjab on 16 March 2022. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporters came dressed in ‘Basanti’ turban and dupatta at the swearing-in ceremony at Khatkar Kalan, the native village of Bhagat Singh. , a color usually associated with a freedom fighter.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief & CM of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal was also in attended the swearing-in ceremony .Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won with a huge margin in the state and ousted Congress from the seat of power.
The result of 5 State Assembly were declared on 10th March 2022. BJP retained power in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, with the Aam Aadmi Party winning a landslide victory in Punjab.
In Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party has got the historic success of coming to power for the second time in a row. It has got 255 seats in the 403-member assembly. Allies Apna Dal (Sonelal) won 12 seats and Nishad Party won 6 seats.
Samajwadi Party has won 111 seats. Its allaince RLD has won eight seats while the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party has won six seats. Jansatta Dal Loktantrik has got two seats. Congress got only 2 seats and Bahujan Samaj Party got 1 seat. The results of all 403 seats in the state have been declared.
Bharatiya Janata Party has got absolute majority in Uttarakhand. It has won 47 seats in the 70-member assembly. Congress has won 19 seats. Bahujan Samaj Party and Independent candidates have won two seats each.
In Goa, the BJP has got 20 seats in the 40-member assembly. Congress was successful in winning 11 seats. Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Aam Aadmi Party got two seats each. The Revolutionary Goan Party, which contested for the first time, won one seat. Goa Forward Party also got one seat. Three independent candidates also managed to win.
In Manipur, the BJP has won 32 seats in the 60-member assembly. The party got 37.8% votes. The National People’s Party managed to win seven seats with 17.2-9 per cent votes, but the state president of the NPP lost the election. Janata Dal United has won six seats with 10.7-7 per cent votes. Congress has won five seats with 16.8-8 per cent votes. Naga People’s Front got five seats. The Kuki People’s Alliance won two seats.
In Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party has registered a landslide victory with a majority in the assembly elections. The party won 92 seats in the 117-member assembly. Congress could get success in only 18 seats. Shiromani Akali Dal got three seats and Bharatiya Janata Party got two seats. Bahujan Samaj Party and Independent got one seat each.