New Delhi, The election to the post of Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha will be held on September 14, the day Parliament’s Monsoon Session convenes.
The post fell vacant after Janata Dal-United MP Harivansh Narayan Singh’s term in the Upper House expired. Harivansh has since been re-elected to the Rajya Sabha.
“The Chairman, under Rule 7 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business of the Council of States, has fixed September 14 as the date of holding election to the said office of the Deputy Chairman,” read an official notification issued by the Rajya Sabha Secretary General.
The election will be held at 3 pm on September 14. The nominations will be accepted till noon on September 11.
There is no official word from the BJP or the National Democratic Alliance on the likely candidate.
The Congress and the United Progressive Alliance too has not officially announced any candidate though the matter is likely to be discussed in the Congress strategy meeting on Wednesday.