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Aadhi abaadi (half the country’s population) must get at least half the representation in Parliament.
A journalist-politician Harivansh is the first person to become deputy chairman during his first term in the house.
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.
The opposition is seeking to take the post of deputy chairman, which has fallen vacant after the retirement of PJ Kurien, who held the post for two terms.