Harivansh wrote a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the Rajya Sabha chairperson, saying protests in the Upper House during the passage of the two bills on Sunday caused him pain, stress and mental tension.
In Bihar, where the BJP is part of the government in alliance with the JD(U) - the party that Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh belongs to - deputy chief minister Sushil Modi said the incident has “hurt the pride of Bihar”.
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 02:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySmriti Kak Ramachandran | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
In a letter to vice president Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the chairperson of the House, Harivansh wrote about how members of the House ‘indulged in physical violence in the name of democracy,’ on Sunday.
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 10:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
On Sunday, as many as 100 members from 12 opposition parties moved a no-confidence motion against the deputy chairperson soon after the House passed two key bills aimed at ushering in agricultural reforms
The PM said the members of the House have shown the same respect for Harivansh as is shown by those who know him. PM Modi said the way he runs the House shows that he has earned the respect he commands.
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 06:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySmriti Kak | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
The Rajya Sabha on Thursday unanimously passed the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018, which seeks to overturn a Supreme Court order that struck down the provision for immediate arrest of the accused booked under the Act. NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh was on Thursday elected the deputy chairperson of the Rajya Sabha, defeating joint opposition candidate BK Hariprasad in a keenly-watched contest.Harivansh is a first-time MP of the JD(U). Ahead of the election, both the NDA and the Opposition claimed they had the numbers to win the election in the Upper House.Here are the highlights:
The nomination of Hariprasad by the Opposition for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman itself was preceded by high drama and his candidature was announced hours before the deadline for nomination on Wednesday.