Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Dharmadikari D Veerendra Heggade has been nominated as a Rajya Sabha Member. The Prime minister Narenda Modi congratulated and welcomed Veerendra Heggade to Rajyasabha. PM tweeted, “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”.