Udupi’s Shilpa Hegde in Liberal party’s decision-making panel headed by Australian PM Scott Morrison


Team Udayavani, Feb 18, 2021, 1:00 PM IST

Udupi: Udupi’s Shilpa Hegde has been made one among 12 executive committee members of the Liberal Party headed by Australian PM Scott Morrison.

She is the first Indian woman to be in the highest decision-making body of the party.

Shilpa Hegde was born in Perdoor and is the daughter of Mohandas Hegde and Shashikala Hegde. Hegde is an alumnus of NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, Karkala, and had moved to Australia 20 years ago. She worked as an IT consultant for global company DWS

Shilpa’s husband Dayanand Shetty is a businessman in Australia and the couple has two sons Nihal and Sahil.  Nihal has also shown interest in politics by joining the youth wing of the Liberal Party, ‘Young Liberal’.

Earlier in 2013, she was selected as the candidate by the top Liberal Party leaders of Australia to contest in the federal election from Wills in Melbourne. It is said that Shilpa may contest in the next state parliament election  in 2022

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