Know all about Harivansh Narayan Singh, newly elected Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

Harivansh Narayan Singh was first given a seat in the Rajya Sabha by Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal United in 2014, the tenure of which will end in 2020. 

Published: 09th August 2018 12:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th August 2018 01:56 PM   |  A+A-

harivansh_narayan_singh

NDA nominee and JD(U) MPHarivansh Narayan Singh has been elected as the new Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman on 9 August 2018. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav/EPS)

By Online Desk

NDA candidate and JD(U) MP Harivansh Narayan Singh was today elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman, defeating opposition's B K Hariprasad. While Harivansh Narayan Singh got 125 votes, Hariprasad got 105. Here are a few things to know about the newly elected deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha:

  • Hailing from Sitab Diara village in Saran district of Bihar, the newly elected deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha, Harivansh Narayan Singh, was born on June 30, 1956. 

  • He has long associated himself with social reformer and activist Jayaprakash Narayan during his college days. Singh also participated actively in the JP movement of 1974.

  • He completed his postgraduation in Economics from Banaras Hindu University and embarked upon a career in journalism with Hindi weekly Dharmyug in the 1980s.

  • Singh went on to become an officer with Bank of India, which he later left to follow his passion for journalism.

  • He joined Hindi daily Prabhat Khabar in Ranchi in 1989 and rose to become its editor-in-chief. 

  • He was first given a seat in the Rajya Sabha by Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United (JDU) in 2014, the tenure of which will end in 2020. 

  • Prior to his being elected to the Upper House, Singh was also chosen as a media adviser by former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar in 1990.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp