RS dy. chairman poll: TRS to throw its weight behind NDA
Hyderabad, Aug 9: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi will throw its weight behind the NDA candidate for the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman elections to be held today. The NDA has fielded the JD(U)'s Harivansh against B K Hariprasad of the Congress.
The TRS would not vote for Hariprasad as he is a Congress candidate. The TRS MPs would meet today ahead of the voting and finalise the decision to back the NDA.
The TRS has six MPs in the Rajya Sabha. It may be recalled that Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar had called on Telangana CM, K Chandrasekhar Rao and requested him to support Harivansh.
At first the opposition had decided on fielding either Vandana Rao of the NCP or Tiruchi Siva of the DMK. Had these candidatures gone through, Rao would have found himself in a dilemma on whom to support. However with the Congress deciding to field its candidate, the decision to back the NDA was made easier for Rao.