Pramesh S Jain & Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)
Speaking to media persons Bommai said,Mr. Heggade has been serving the people for over four decades not only as the Dharmadhikari of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala,but has taken up various welfare programmes all over the state.His rural development programme has been a huge success.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has nominated him to Rajya Sabha after recognising his contribution for the society in taking public welfare programmes in health,education,clean drinking water units, rejuvenation of lakes, financial assistance for women self help groups, distribution of farm equipments and science, Bommai said.
Dr Heggade would raise the quality of debates in the Rajya Sabha to higher levels through his knowledge, Bommai said.
Kerur incident;Police on high alert
Reacting to the incident in Kerur,Bommai said, it is a case of personal enmity.Police have brought the situation under control and arrested the accused.
The injured have been admitted to the hospital. The police have been instructed to be vigilant against any untoward incidents.