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Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman election: Nitish Kumar seeks TRS support

The TRS chief told Kumar that a decision will be taken only after consultation with the party leaders.

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New Delhi Updated on: August 09, 2018 11:21 IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

To support his party MP Harivansh Narayan Singh in the election for Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U leader Nitish Kumar on Tuesday sought the support of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).

Kumar telephoned TRS President and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and informed him that Harivansh will be contesting the election for Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman as the candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Kumar urged the TRS chief to extend support to Singh.

Rao told Nitish Kumar that he will take a decision after consultation with party leaders, according to a statement from the Chief Minister’s office.

The election for the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman will be conducted on August 9.

(With inputs from IANS) 

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