The Rajya Sabha elects its Deputy Chairman today (September 14) which is the first day of the Monsoon session. Harivansh Narayan Singh elected the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman. NDA`s Harivansh Narayan Singh and RJD`s Manoj Jha was in the fray for the post.
NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh was elected as Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha through a voice vote on Monday. “I declare that Harivansh ji has been chosen as the deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha,” said Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.
Harivansh Narayan Singh elected the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman pic.twitter.com/W1Q4lar3wh
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) September 14, 2020
Earlier, BJP Rajya Sabha MP JP Nadda moved motion to elect NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh as the Deputy Chairman of the Upper House.Approx 17 members of Parliament have tested positive for coronavirus as they took mandatory Covid test before attending Parliament monsoon session that commenced on Monday, news agency ANI reported.
Congratulating Harivansh, PM Modi said, “The respect I hold for Harivansh ji, each member of the House shares. He has earned this respect. His unbiased role in the Parliament strengthens our democracy.”
Speaking in the Rajya Sabha. https://t.co/xY3wlQRNVh
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 14, 2020
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Manoj Jha, who was joint opposition candidate for deputy chairman post, was contesting against Harivansh Narayan Singh.
Rajya Sabha chairman and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu thanked all the MPs, frontline workers including doctors, other health workers, police, media, and essential service providers including farmers for their services towards the public during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Born in 1956, Harivansh Narayan Singh hails from the village Sitab Diara in UP
He completed his post-graduation from Banaras Hindu University and also has a PG Diploma in Journalism from BHU itself. Harivansh Narayan Singh also worked with Bank of India for a brief period but quit the job of bank officer to pursue his career in journalism
Singh was also the media advisor to former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar.