NEW DELHI: Harvansh Narayan Singh, the leader of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and Janata Dal (United) (JDU) leader, has been elected as the Rajya Sabha’s Deputy Speaker on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “now, we are all Hari ‘bharose. The BJP-led coalition’s nominee Harivansh was elected Deputy Chairman of the house by 125 to 105 votes.
In glowing praise for Harivansh, a first time Rajya Sabha member from the Janata Dal United of Nitish Kumar, PM Modi said: Harivanshi ji is well read and has written a lot. He has served society for years.
Harivansh, a first-timer in the Upper House and a former editor of Hindi daily Prabhat Khabar.
Modi said Harivansh was offered a job by the Reserve Bank of India but he did not take it. He said while the outcome of the election was known, yet there was a contest as per procedures and the new members got training on how to vote in the House.
“I also want to congratulate BK Hariprasad (opposition candidate) for being a part of the election,” Modi said.
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