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Vandana Chavan could be Opposition’s nominee for RS Deputy Speaker Election

Vandana Chavan could be Opposition’s nominee for RS Deputy Speaker Election
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Vandana Chavan of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) can become the candidate of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha elections to be held on August 9. The final decision on this will be done in the meeting of leaders of opposition parties on today evening. During the meeting for the second time on the issue of leaders of opposition parties, it was concluded that Chavan could not only get support from opposition parties but also some UPA allies. Vandana Chavan’s name was proposed by Satish Chandra Mishra, leader of Bahujan Samaj Party, and Derek O’Brien of Trinamool Congress approved it. This proposal was supported by opposition parties including Congress. Recently, retired Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien’s tenure ended in last month ie in July.

How many votes are necessary to become Rajya Sabha Deputy Speaker Election?

In the Rajya Sabha, 244 MPs are currently in the position to vote. In such a scenario, 123 parties are required to win any party. At present, the NDA has 115 seats in the Rajya Sabha, the majority of which has 73 seats. The UPA has 113 seats. The Congress has the highest number of 50 seats. Other parties have 16 seats in the Rajya Sabha. Of these, the maximum nine seats are with BJD.

In this condition, if 9 BJD MPs cast their votes in favor of NDA candidate, then the NDA (115 + 9) 124 seats will get one seat more than the majority. At the same time, if the BJD gives its support to the UPA, the UPA will have (113 + 9) 122 seats. In such a situation, the UPA needs one more seat to tough the magical number. In this case, besides the support of BJD, the UPA will also need support from any other party.

Now after denying Harivansh Narayan’s name, the Akali Dal is now ready to support the JDU MP. But Shiv Sena is not yet openly supporting this candidature. Party MP Sanjay Raut said that we will decide our stand on election day. Harivansh is a good journalist. But our sympathy is also with SAD and Naresh Gujral.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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