Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman election 2018 LIVE Updates: BJP-led NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh today secured 125 votes against 105 by opposition’s BK Hariprasad to win the Rajya Sabha election for the Deputy Chairman post. Harivansh Narayan, a first time parliamentarian, was elected in 2014 on a Rajya Sabha ticket from Bihar. He is considered a close confidant of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and an important member of his think tank. Besides, Harivansh is also considered as the man behind Nitish’s special status demand. Harivansh and Nitish have been associated to each other since their days of Jay Prakash Narayan movement against the Congress government-led by Indira Gandhi in 70s.