Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu congratulated the newly elected Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh over winning the election and honour conferred to him by the august House on Thursday.
NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh secured 125 votes against opposition’s candidate BK Hariprasad who secured 105 votes.
RS Chairman said that based on his interactions with Harivansh over last one year he strongly believes that the new Dy Chairman would live up to the expectations of all sections of the House.
Chairman Naidu emphasized that Deputy Chairman has an important role in sharing the responsibility of presiding over the proceedings of the House for a considerable period every day.
Venkaiah Naidu also highlighted that Harivansh is a calm and cool personality and would effectively discharge his new responsibility in the august House.
Chairman Naidu further underlined that on all important occasions Harivansh’s suggestions and interventions were clearly driven by his commitment to enable smooth functioning of the House.
“Among the few firsts that I have seen of this House during the last one year, Shri Harivnashji is the first to become Deputy Chairman of this House as a first time Member. This is indeed an honour. I compliment him for the same”, said RS Chairman Naidu.
RS Chairman Naidu also complimented opposition’s candidate BK Hariprasad for contesting election in the spirit of democracy and urged all sections of the House to extend full cooperation to the newly elected Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha.