Harivansh files nomination for election to RS Deputy Chairman

on Wednesday filed his nomination papers as the NDA candidate for the post of the of the

Union Ministers Ananth Kumar, Piyush Goyal, along with leaders of the Akali Dal, and other constituents of the NDA were present when Harivansh Singh filed his nomination before Secretary General

Harivansh Singh, a first-timer in the and a former of daily Prabhat Khabar, is considered close to

Amit Shah, and and JD-U President on Tuesday spoke with separately and sought his Biju Janata Dal’s support for Harivansh Singh.

also spoke to Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and sought his party’s support.

The BJD has not yet decided whom to support while the TRS has made it clear that it will vote against the NDA.

The election is likely to be a close affair as the opposition bloc has an edge over the Bharatiya Janata Party-led in terms of numbers.

The outcome will depend on the stance of parties such as BJD, and — which could ally with the government in certain situations.

The will elect its on August 9.

The post of the fell vacant after P.J. Kurien retired in July.

The election will be held a day before the conclusion of the monsoon session of Parliament.

–IANS

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