The elections for the put up of deputy chairman will happen at 3pm on September 14, which additionally marks the primary day of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament
- Final Up to date: September 9, 2020, 1:55 PM IST
- Edited by: Padmaja Venkataraman
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The NDA candidate for the put up of Rajya Sabha, Harivansh, filed his nomination papers on Wednesday. The JD(U) chief’s candidature was proposed by BJP nationwide president and Rajya Sabha MP JP Nadda and was seconded by Chief of the Home Thawar Chand Gehlot. The second set of nomination papers was proposed by LJP chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and backed by Akali Dal chief and Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Gujral.
Harivansh has been the repeat alternative for NDA after his Rajya Sabha time period resulted in April this yr. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had re-nominated him to the Higher Home within the subsequent elections. He was elected because the Deputy Chairman in August final yr changing Congress chief PJ Kurien. He secured victory within the elections by garnering 125 votes as towards the 105 polled by the Opposition candidate BK Hariprasad.
Harivansh was accompanied by Union Minister and Rajya Sabha chief Thawar Chand Gehlot and Akali Dal MP Naresh Gujral on Wednesday morning as he filed his nomination papers. The final date for submitting the nomination papers is September 11.
NDA is comfortably positioned for the elections of the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman’s put up, with numbers stacked in its favour. The NDA together with impartial events is assured of at the very least 138 votes out of the overall of 243.
BJP has issued a three-line whip to all MPs in Rajya Sabha for September 14. The elections for the put up of deputy chairman will happen at 3pm on today, which additionally marks the primary day of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament. Harivansh is more likely to witness a contest from the Opposition candidate Tiruchi Siva for this put up.
Siva is anticipated to file his nomination papers on September 11.