Naidu for consensus on next Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu today called for the ruling and opposition parties to build a consensus on next Deputy Chairman of the Upper House.

Naidu made these remarks at a farewell function for the outgoing Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien at his office, which was attended by leaders cutting across party lines.

“I hope the ruling and the opposition parties will find a suitable replacement with consensus for Prof Kurien as the election of new Deputy Chairperson will be held soon,” he said.

Later talking to reporters, Naidu said he has spoken to leaders from both sides and suggested them to nominate a consensus candidate for the post.

As the 77-year-old Kurien retired from his office today, Naidu spoke about his contributions at length. (AGENCIES)