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NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu initiated the process of the election by calling for the division of votes in the House. While Harivansh Narayan Singh secured 125 votes, Hariprasad got 105


PTI 09 Aug 2018, 06:38 AM India

NDA candidate and JD(U) member Harivansh Narayan Singh was today elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman, defeating opposition's B K Hariprasad.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu initiated the process of the election by calling for the 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 P J Kurien on July 1.

The leader of the House Arun Jaitley, who is recovering from a kidney ailment, attended the proceedings after a long gap.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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