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NDA candidate Harivansh elected RS deputy chairman

NEW DELHI, AUG 9 (PTI): | Publish Date: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM IST

NDA candidate and JD (U) member Harivansh Narayan Singh was Thursday elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman, defeating Opposition’s BK Hariprasad

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu initiated the process of the election by calling for division of votes in the House

While Harivansh Narayan Singh secured 125 votes, Hariprasad got 105

The post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman has been lying vacant since the retirement of PJ Kurien on July 1.

Modi congratulates Harivansh:Prime Minister Narendra Modi later congratulated JD-U’s Harivansh Narayan Singh, the joint ruling NDA candidate, on being elected the Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha.

“I congratulate Harivanshji on being elected the Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha,” Modi said in the Upper House, describing the journalist-MP as a “well read” person who “has written a lot”. “He has served society for years,” Modi said.


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