Hyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) will support JD(U) candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh for the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman’s election to be held on Thursday.
The TRS which is opposing the Congress will not hesitate to vote against its candidate B.K. Hariprasad and support the JDU candidate of NDA.
According to sources, TRS chief and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has directed the MPs to have a meeting on Thursday and take a decision to vote in favour of the JD(U) candidate.
The TRS has six MPs in the Rajya Sabha. JD(U) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar made a telephone call to Mr Rao on Tuesday and requested him to support his party candidate Mr Narayan Singh.
The TRS had also waited for the opposition candidate to take a decision on this issue.
Earlier, Opposition parties had considered the names of Ms Vandana Chavan of the NCP or Mr Tiruchi Siva of the DMK. If any of these two candidates were finalised by opposition parties, Mr Rao would have been in a dilemma as the NCP chief Sharad Pawar and DMK Working President Stalin were more close to him than Mr Nitish Kumar.