New Delhi, Aug 7: Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has announced election to the post of Deputy Chairman lying vacant since June this year following the retirement of PJ Kurien. The Upper House, where the government is not in a majority, will go to polls on August 9.
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is likely to choose Harivansh Narayan Singh of the Janata Dal (United) as its candidate for the post of the deputy chairman.
Who is Harivansh Narayan Singh?
Harivansh Narayan Singh, a first-time Rajya Sabha MP, representing Bihar. Singh is ex-journalist and former editor-in-chief of Hindi daily Prabhat Khabar. Singh was on of the three JDU MPs elected unopposed from Bihar in 2014. He is elected for the term April 2014-April-2020.
Harivansh Narayan Singh was born on 30 June, 1956, in Ballia (Uttar Pradesh). He is graduated from Banaras Hindu University (BHU). He has Post Graduate in Economics and Diploma in Journalism.
He was associated with Jai Prakash Narayan or "JP", the renowned socialist who united opposition parties against Indira Gandhi's Emergency rule.
According to My Neta portal, Harivansh Narayan Singh has three criminal cases filed against him. He has assets worth Rs 4,76,08,650 and Rs 43,31,098 liabilities.