- Ghulam Ali nominated to Rajya Sabha
- Belongs to Muslim Gujjar community in Jammu and Kashmir
- Nominated by the President on the recommendation of the Government of India
Ghulam Ali from the Gurjar Muslim community in Jammu and Kashmir has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha. On the recommendation of the Government of India, the President has nominated Gurjar Muslim Ghulam Ali from Jammu and Kashmir to the Rajya Sabha. This is considered an important step by the Modi government. Before the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, this community was not given any recognition and was denied all social benefits.
The Ministry of the Interior issued a notice
President Draupadi Murmu has nominated Gujjar Muslim Ghulam Ali Khatana from Jammu and Kashmir to the Rajya Sabha on the recommendation of the central government. The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a notification that President Draupadi Murmu has approved the appointment. Let us tell you that this is the first time that a Gurjar Muslim has been sent to the Upper House as a nominated member.
Jammu and Kashmir in-charge Tarun Chugh interrupted
On the occasion, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir in-charge Tarun Chugh congratulated Ghulam Ali on his nomination. Chugh said that this is a very good moment for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially for the Gujjar community. I am sure Ghulam Ali will represent people’s aspirations there. On 5 August 2019, the Modi government abrogated Article 370 and divided the erstwhile state into two union territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The Rajya Sabha consists of a total of 250 members, of which 238 are elected from the state and 12 are nominated by the President of India.
Four eminent personalities from the southern states nominated to Rajya Sabha
Let us tell you that earlier in the month of July also, the central government had nominated four eminent personalities from South Indian states to the Rajya Sabha, in which eminent athlete PT Usha and legendary musician Ilaiyaraaja. Virendra Hegde, a philanthropist and administrator of the Dharmasthala temple in Karnataka, and noted screenwriter and film director V.Vijayendra Prasad were also nominated to the upper house of parliament.
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