The post of the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman, which was lying vacant since some time has finally been filled up. The BJP led NDA government had 125 votes against opposition's 105 in a house with a majority mark of 119. First-time MP Harivansh Narayan Singh from Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United(JD-U) won against the opposition candidate, Congress' BK Hariprasad. PM Modi congratulated NDA nominee-Harivansh Singh, recalling his political achievements during his address in Rajya Sabha. He also gave a shake hand with him. While returning to his place, PM Modi tried to shake hand with Arun Jaitley, but he was seen greeting PM with Namaskar only.