RS Chairman Naidu kicks off poll process for deputy chairman

New Delhi, Jun 19: Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today set in motion the process for election of the deputy chairman of the House, holding talks on the issue with the Parliamentary Affairs Minister.
According to sources, the RS Chairman called Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar and discussed the polling procedures and various precedents regarding the election of deputy chairman.
During the deliberations held today, RS Secretary General Desh Dipak Verma was also present.
Hectic deliberations are on among the opposition parties to wrest the post. Some opposition parties are of the view that the post should go to a non-BJP, non-Congress party leader and some of them are in touch with the Congress for its support to the proposal.