New Delhi: NDA candidate and JD(U) MP Harivansh Narayan Singh was on Monday re-elected as Rajya Sabha deputy chairman through a voice vote as the deputy chairman of the House.
The opposition parties had proposed candidature of RJD MP Manoj Sinha for the post.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Harivansh Narayan Singh on appointment. He said, ‘be it as a journalist or social worker, the JD(U) leader has endeared himself to many. We have all seen the manner in which he conducts the House proceedings’
“Harivansh Ji belongs to all sides of the aisle. He has conducted proceedings in an impartial manner. He has been an outstanding umpire and will continue being so in the times to come. He has always been diligent in performing his duties,” PM Modi added.
The BJD had in 2018 too supported Singh in the election for Rajya Sabha deputy chairman post. Singh had then defected Congresss B K Hariprasad and became the RS deputy chairman.
The post, however, fell vacant after Singh’s term in the Rajya Sabha expired in April, 2020.