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JD(U) MP Harivansh likely to be NDA candidate for RS deputy chairman's post

JD(U) MP Harivansh likely to be NDA candidate for RS deputy chairman's post

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 06, 2018 18:06 IST ]
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JD(U) MP Harivansh

Janata Dal (United) MP Harivansh is likely to be the NDA candidate for the post of Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, sources said on Monday. On August 9, at 11 am, the election for the post will be held. On August 8, before noon, the nomination papers will have to be filed.

Earlier, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu had suggested that the deputy chairman should be elected by consensus. However, now, it appears an election would take place for the post. The opposition is also likely to field a candidate.

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Following the retirement of P J Kurien in June this year, the post of the Deputy Chairman has been lying vacant. Kurien was elected to RS on a Congress ticket from Kerala.

(With PTI inputs)

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