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Harivansh: A first time MP who became RS Dy Chairman

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Newly elected preferred the struggle of journalism to a cushy government job in his early days and did well in his chosen field while also maintaining good ties with politicians.

The 62-year-old first time from Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) had briefly worked as an to the former but went back to journalism after that government fell.

A candidate of the ruling NDA, he was elected to the deputy chairman's post today securing 125 votes against 105 for B K Hariprasad, who was a joint opposition candidate.

Born in in Uttar Pradesh, Harivansh's close aides say he was a meritorious student and went on to do M.A. in Economics and Diploma in Journalism from

He comes from the same region where and anti-Emergency crusader was born.

While he landed a government job as a officer, he chose to work as a and rose to become the of daily Prabhat Khabar.

He has authored and edited several books in Hindi, especially on and His bio data on the website says he has also been honoured for his outstanding contribution to

Considered to be close to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, was chosen as one of nominees of the party for the in 2014.

That time, was candidate of a party whose allies included the RJD and the

Many believe his affable and low-profile personality coupled with friendship across political divides will come handy for him in conducting the business at the

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 15:16 IST