The Congress has nominated BK Hariprasad as its Rajya Sabha deputy chairman candidate. The elections for the Rajya Sabha will be conducted on August 9.
“Party must have taken this decision after consideration. We will talk to all opposition leaders and discuss what is to be done,” said BK Hariprasad to reporters.
Sources said that Nationalist Congress Party decided not to field Vandana Chavan, whose name was being "actively considered" by opposition parties, after sensing that she would not get extra support from Biju Janata Dal and Shiv Sena.
The sources said that the NCP conveyed its decision at the meeting of opposition parties convened in the chamber of Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad.
BK Hariprasad (born July 29, 1954) is a politician from the Indian National Congress party. He is a Member of Parliament representing Karnataka in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament.