Harivansh Narayan Singh elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman with 125 votes

New Delhi: NDA Candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman with 125 votes, UPA’s BK Hariprasad got 105 votes. The post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman was vacant since the retirement of PJ Kurien on 1 July.

The voting on the motion to elect NDA’s Harivansh Narayan Singh is over. 122 members have voted in favour of electing Harivansh. 98 have voted against electing him while 2 have abstained. A total of 222 members voted. Readers must note that these aren’t the final numbers; the votes are currently being verified in the House.

Rajya Sabha updates:

# 11:58 am: I also want to congratulate BK Hariprasad Ji for being a part of the election for Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha: PM

# 11:55 am: Working closely with Chandra Shekhar Ji, Harivansh Ji knew in advance that Chandra Shekhar Ji would resign. However, he did not let his own paper have access to this news. This shows his commitment to ethics and public service: PM Modi

# 11:53 am:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses in Rajya Sabha

# 11:46 am: PM Narendra Modi congratulates NDA Candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh who was elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

# 11:42 am: NDA Candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman with 125 votes, UPA’s BK Hariprasad got 105 votes

# 11:41 am: NDA Candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

# 11:38 am: Venakaiah Naidu had to conduct the voting for RS deputy chairman again due to mistakes

# 11:28 am: Lobbies being cleared in Rajya Sabha, division of votes for Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman elections to begin shortly

# 11:27 am: “Motions moved in Rajya Sabha for both the candidates, voting underway

# 11:24 am: Looking at Congress’s attitude we have decided to abstain from voting for Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman, Congress is the biggest obstacle in Opposition’s unity: AAP MP Sanjay Singh

# 11:03 am: Biju Janta Dal supporting JDU since JDU&BJD have similar ideological origins-emerging from Jay Prakash Narayan movement. Congress candidate was AICC in charge of Odisha till recently& was vitriolic in his statements against BJD and State: BJD Statement on RS Deputy Chairman polls

# 10:48 am: We are confident of our win and election result is a foregone conclusion: Harivansh Narayan Singh, NDA’s candidate for the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman.

# 10:47 am: We have decided to abstain from voting for Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman elections. Both Congress and BJP have not fulfilled the promises made to Andhra Pradesh: V. Vijayasai Reddy,YSR Congress MP

# 10:43 am: TDP MP Naramalli Sivaprasad is today dressed up as Adolf Hitler


# 10:40 am: BJP has issued a three line whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs to be present in the house today. Voting for Deputy Chairman is to take place today

# 09:47 am: We are very confident that we have the required numbers, opposition is united: BK Hariprasad,Congress Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman candidate

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