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RS Dy Chairman Harivansh calls on Nitish Kumar

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The newly-elected Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman today called on Bihar Kumar at his official residence here.

According to a release issued by the Chief Minister's office, Kumar accorded a warm welcome to and presented him with a bouquet.

Known to be close to Kumar since the days when he was the of daily "Prabhat Khabar", got elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2014 as a candidate of the (United) which is headed by the

He got elected as the of the earlier this week, with support from all parties within the BJP-led NDA as also outfits like the TRS and the BJD which were not part of the alliance.

He defeated, by a comfortable margin, veteran B K Hariprasad, who had been fielded by the opposition parties.

Kumar had played an important role in ensuring victory of Harivansh by dialling his Odisha, and counterparts Naveen Patnaik, K and Arvind Kejriwal respectively to mobilise their parties support.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 20:50 IST