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Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Election: NDA's Harivansh wins with 125 votes

By Deepika
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New Delhi, Aug 9: A post mostly held by the Congress was taken away by the NDA today after its candidate, Harivansh Narayan Singh won the elections to the post of deputy chairman, Rajya Sabha.

Singh bagged the support of 125 MPs in the Upper House, while his opponent B K Hariprasad fielded by a joint option secured 105 vote.

Harivansh Narayan Singh shows the victory sign after filing his nomination to RS. PTI file photo

To see how the election unfolded check out our updates:

Newest First Oldest First
1:11 PM, 9 Aug
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.
1:10 PM, 9 Aug
Singh said that he hopes that all members will work together with cooperation and tread on Gandhian principles for a smooth run of the Upper House going forward.
1:10 PM, 9 Aug
JDU's Harivansh Narayan Singh was elected on Thursday as the new Rajya Sabha dy chairman.
1:09 PM, 9 Aug
YSR Congress leader Vijaysai Reddy congratulates Harivansh Singh Narayan.
1:09 PM, 9 Aug
YSR Congress leader Vijaysai Reddy congratulates Harivansh Singh Narayan.
1:04 PM, 9 Aug
The opposition camp had the support of TMC, DMK, Left parties, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, NCP and TDP.
1:03 PM, 9 Aug
Besides Arvind Kejriwal's party, the YSR Congress and PDP abstained from voting.
1:02 PM, 9 Aug
The majority mark in the 244-member Rajya Sabha is 123, but abstentions pulled down the majority mark to 119.
12:50 PM, 9 Aug
Sometimes we win and sometimes we lose: Sonia Gandhi on NDA Candidate Harivansh elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman.
12:36 PM, 9 Aug
Harivansh Singh bagged 125 votes, while his opponent, B K Hariprasad secured 105.2 members have abstained from voting.
12:23 PM, 9 Aug
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar congratulates Harivansh Narayan Singh who was elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman.
12:09 PM, 9 Aug
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Election Live: JD(U) leader Harivansh has taken his seat next to Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad after being elected as the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman.
12:08 PM, 9 Aug
Jaitley expressed confidence that Singh will uphold the integrity of the post.
12:07 PM, 9 Aug
Arun Jaitley congratulates NDA Candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh who was elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman.
12:04 PM, 9 Aug
There were 'Hari's at both sides, but I hope that with Harivansh Narayan Singh's win, Rajya Sabha will have 'harikripa', says PM.
12:02 PM, 9 Aug
Harivansh Ji is well read and has written a lot. He has served society for years,” PM Modi says.
12:02 PM, 9 Aug
“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.
12:00 PM, 9 Aug
“He has been inspired by Loknayak JP. He also spent time in Varanasi. Here is a leader who worked with a statesman like Chandra Shekhar J,” says the prime minister.
11:57 AM, 9 Aug
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad congratulated Harivansh Singh for winning the election. In elections, some on wins and someone loses. But the Deputy Chairman is no longer a part of any single party. He belongs to the country now. In fact, I believe that Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the House should in-fact support the Opposition as they are more undernourished than that of the ruling party, he also said.
11:55 AM, 9 Aug
PM Narendra Modi is now speaking in the Rajya Sabha.
11:54 AM, 9 Aug
PM Narendra Modi congratulates NDA Candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh who was elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman.
11:45 AM, 9 Aug
Harivansh Singh bagged 125 votes, while his opponent, B K Hariprasad secured 105
11:45 AM, 9 Aug
Harivansh Singh of the NDA has been elected as the deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
11:39 AM, 9 Aug
NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh secured 122 votes. The voting was undertaken for the second time after few MPs complained that they could not register their.
11:31 AM, 9 Aug
Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has accepted the motions moved for both the candidates and the members will now vote.
11:27 AM, 9 Aug
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.
11:18 AM, 9 Aug
TRS confirms that it will vote for NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan.
11:14 AM, 9 Aug
Proceedings for electing the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman have begun inside the House.
11:11 AM, 9 Aug
The Rajya Sabha has started has proceedings for the day as Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu addressed the Upper House members.
11:08 AM, 9 Aug
Arun Jaitley, who has remained home for the last three months in order to recuperate after a kidney-related surgery, is in Parliament.
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