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Aadhi abaadi (half the country’s population) must get at least half the representation in Parliament.
Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi also claimed that the Opposition unity was intact, even though some parties had voted against the Opposition nominee in the August 9 election.
AIADMK sources said that in 2014, M Thambidurai was elected Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha with the support of NDA and as a reciprocal gesture, AIADMK supported Harivansh Singh.
The BJP at the head of the treasury proved to be far more nifty and agile than the Grand Old Party, with its grand old big brotherly ways.
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.
Parliament Monsoon Session Day 16 HIGHLIGHTS: Lok Sabha passes Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2018
Today, the Lok Sabha passed four bills related to GST and the Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
While both the NDA government and the Opposition are confident about their win in the deputy chair polls, this election will be a test of Opposition's unity after their loss in no-confidence motion.
A keen contest is on the cards tomorrow between NDA nominee Harivansh and joint opposition candidate B K Hariprasad for the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman.
Rajya Sabha Dy chairman poll: Arvind Kejriwal rejects Nitish Kumar's offer for support; AAP abstain from voting
Hariprasad, a Congress MP from Karnataka, is the opposition's candidate for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson.
BJP president Amit Shah called his Sena counterpart Uddhav Thackeray today and sought support for the August 9 election, Sena's Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut said.
The current strength of the Rajya Sabha is 244 and support of 123 members would be needed for a win in the full House.
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) spokesman Sasmit Patra said Patnaik will take a decision on the BJD's stand in the matter Wednesday.
After a second round of meeting today, the Opposition concluded that Chavan would be able to get the support of all opposition parties and even a few of NDA allies.
A tight fight is on the cards for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman as the government and the opposition are likely to contest head on for the August 9 elections.