Election for Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha to be held on August 9

Election for Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha to be held on August 9

Courtesy : NJ07/08/2018 08:13

 The election to the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha will be held at 11 am on August 9, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu announced today. 

The nomination papers will have to be filed before noon on August 8, he said in the House soon after it assembled for the day. The post of the Deputy Chairman has been lying vacant since June this year following the retirement of P J Kurien, who was elected to the Upper House of Parliament on a Congress ticket from Kerala He was later elected the Deputy Chairman during the UPA government's tenure. 

The BJP-led NDA government does not enjoy a majority in the House and would need the support of several regional parties to push for theelection of its candidate

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