New Delhi: NDA Candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman.
When support of 123 members was needed for a win, NDA Candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh got 125 votes and UPA’s BK Hariprasad got 105 votes.
The Deputy Chairman post of Rajya Sabha was laying vacant after PJ Kurien retired on June 30.
Thanking all for the support and good wishes the newly elected seputy chairperson said, “I come from a small village, which is located between two rivers. I studied under a tree when i was a young boy. Back in those days, we heard big things about New Delhi or rather, Lutyens’ Delhi. I never imagined that one day I would hold an office as important as this in parliament one day. My roots will keep me grounded, and I will give my all to the benefit of my country.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and wrote, I congratulate Shri Harivansh Ji on being elected the Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha. An accomplished writer, journalist and active Parliamentarian, I am sure he will further enrich Parliamentary proceedings in his new role. My best wishes to him.”
I thank all the Rajya Sabha MPs who supported Shri Harivansh Ji. It is gladdening that he got support across party lines, he wrote in another tweet.