Nitish Kumar seeks TRS support for Rajya Sabha Deputy Chair Election

HYDERABAD: Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U leader Nitish Kumar on Tuesday sought the support of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) for his party MP Harivansh Narayan Singh in the election for Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

Nitish Kumar telephoned TRS President and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and informed him that Harivansh will be contesting the election as the candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

He urged the TRS chief to extend support to Mr Singh.

According to a statement from the Chief Minister’s office, Mr Rao told Nitish Kumar that he will take a decision after consultation with party leaders.

The Deputy Chairman will be elected on August 9.