Journalist turned politician Harivansh Narayan Singh is the new Deputy Chairman of the Upper HouseThe NDA nominee Harivansh Narayan Singh has been elected today as the Deputy Chairman Rajya Sabha. The election exposed the differences of opinion among the opposition parties as the Congress nominee B K Hari Prasad failed to overtake him as 14 MPs from various parties including AAP abstained the voting.
A JD(U) man and close associate of Nitish Kumar, Harivansh Narayan Singh was elected first time to the Rajya Sabha in April 2014 after playing long innings as a journalist working with Hindi daily, Prabhat Khabar, a Ranchi based newspaper. He served as Media Advisor to former Prime Minister Chandrasekhar when he was in the office of PMO. A cool and matured man is expected to run the house with efficiency and sure to give good support to the oratory Chairman Venkaih Naidu. Moreover, this election is a boost to BJP as it would further strengthen the ties between BJP and JD(U).