Former athlete PT Usha nominated to Vice-chairman panel in Rajya Sabha
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Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar has nominated legendary former athlete and MP PT Usha to the panel of Vice chairpersons in the Upper House.
This is the first time that a nominated member has been appointed to the panel of Vice Chairman of Rajya Sabha. Along with him, YSRC MP Vijay Sai Reddy has also been nominated.
Other Vice Chairmen in the panel are Bhubaneswar Kalita, Saroj Pandey and Surendra Singh Nagar (BJP), Sukhendu Sekhar Ray (Trinamool Congress), L Hanumanthaiah (Congress), Sasmit Patra (BJD) and Tiruchi Siva (DMK).
PT Usha was also elected as the president of the Indian Olympic Association recently.
The 58-year-old Usha, a multiple Asian Games gold medallist and fourth-place finisher in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics 400m hurdles final.
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