NEW DELHI: NDA hopeful Harivansh will face a corner Opposition candidate, BK Hariprasad when a members of a Upper House will opinion to elect a Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman on Thursday.
Interestingly, both a sides are assured of their feat and claimed to have infancy support.
The numbers, however, seem built in foster of a BJP -led statute bloc that claims a support of 126 members in a Upper House, that has an effective strength of 244 MPs.
While Harivansh is a first-time MP of a JD(U), Hariprasad is a three-time parliamentarian of a Congress. Both sides – a statute NDA and a Opposition parties – have issued notices on interest of their particular possibilities and their papers have been found to be in order, according to sources in a Rajya Sabha Secretariat.
The choosing will be hold during 11 am shortly after a laying of papers.
The post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman has been fibbing empty given a retirement of P J Kurien on Jul 1.
The Opposition is claiming support of several parties, including Congress, TMC, DMK, Left parties, SP, BSP, NCP, TDP.
TDP personality YS Choudhary pronounced on Wednesday that his party, that has 6 members in a Upper Hopuse, ”will support Congress personality BK Hariprasad.”
On a other hand, a statute NDA is intact, with a Shiv Sena and Akali Dal fluctuating their full support to a central nominee, besides also by eccentric parties like a AIADMK and a TRS.
In a big boost to a NDA, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has extended his party’s support to Harivansh. The BJD has 9 MPs in a Upper House, while AIADMK and TRS have 13 and 6 MPs respectively.
“We will support Janata Dal-United claimant for a Rajya Sabha post,” a Chief Minister told reporters after nearing here from Mumbai.
He reliable that he had oral to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP arch Amit Shah a few days progressing per a election.
The BJD support is critical as both a UPA and NDA don’t have a infancy in a Upper House. .
“We have numbers on a side and Harivanshji will absolutely win a choosing tomorrow. It would have been improved if a emissary management was inaugurated unanimously,” Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel said.
On a other hand, Congress comparison orator Anand Sharma too claimed that a Opposition has a numbers as good as a challenging claimant in Hariprasad, even as he indicted a supervision and a BJP of regulating any tactic and change of their management and energy to pitch a election.
He claimed that a NDA did not have a infancy in a Rajya Sabha, else a BJP would have fielded a possess candidate, and pronounced a statute celebration is going good over a overlay to get votes.
“It is a good honour for me to be a corner claimant of a Opposition for a post of emissary chairman,” Hariprasad said.
According to BJP’s calculations, Harivansh is approaching to get a subsidy of 91 NDA members, 3 nominated and earlier SP MP Amar Singh. He also has a votes of some non-NDA parties — AIADMK (13 members), TRS (six), YSRCP (two) and INLD (one) and BJD (9) — adding adult to 126.
Hariprasad has a support of 61 MPs of a Congress-led UPA, 13 members any of a TMC and a SP, 6 MPs of a TDP, 5 of a CPI(M), 4 any from a BSP and a DMK, dual of a CPI and one MP of a JD(S), adding adult to 109 members.
One nominated and one eccentric member will also support a candidature of Hariprasad, sources in a antithesis said. This would take a approaching antithesis sum to about 111, they said.
(With Agency inputs)