Election for Dy Chairman of RS to be held on August 9

DN Bureau

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.

M Venkaiah Naidu
M Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi: 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.

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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 the election of its candidate. (PTI)

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