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PM congratulates Harivansh Narayan Singh on being elected as Deputy Chairperson of Rajya Sabha
Working closely with Chandra Shekhar Ji, Harivansh Ji knew in advance that Chandra Shekhar Ji would resign. However, he did not let his own paper have access to this news. This shows his commitment to ethics and public service: PM
Harivansh Ji is well read and has written a lot. He has served society for years: PM Modi

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today congratulated Shri Harivansh, on his election as Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

Speaking in the Upper House, shortly after the election, the Prime Minister also expressed happiness that the Leader of the House, Shri Arun Jaitley, is back in the House, after recovering from illness.

The Prime Minister noted that we are marking the anniversary of the Quit India Movement today. He said that Harivansh ji hails from Ballia, a land which has been linked with the freedom struggle, right from the 1857 war of independence. The Prime Minister added that Shri Harivansh has been inspired by Loknayak Jaya Prakash Narayan.

The Prime Minister recalled that Harivansh ji had also worked with former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar ji.

The Prime Minister said that working closely with Chandra Shekhar ji, Harivansh ji knew in advance that Chandra Shekhar ji would resign. However, he did not let his own newspaper have access to this news, the Prime Minister observed, adding that this shows his commitment to ethics and public service.

The Prime Minister said that Harivansh ji is well read and has written a lot. He added that Harivansh ji has served society for years.

Shri Narendra Modi also congratulated Shri B.K. Hariprasad for being a part of the election for Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha. He thanked the Chairman and all the members, for the smooth conduct of the election.

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In Maharashtra, PM Modi highlights that Rs 3.5 lakh crore will be used for water conservation and building facilities for water conservation
Prime Minister Modi urges people to come out and vote in large numbers on Oct 21

 The campaigning in Maharashtra has gained momentum as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public meeting in Parli today. Accusing Congress and the NCP, PM Modi said, “Whenever Article 370 will be discussed in history, then the people who opposed and ridiculed it, their comments will be remembered.”

 "We started the Jal Jeevan Mission as soon as we formed the government for the second time. In the coming years, Rs 3.5 lakh crore will be used for water conservation and building facilities for water conservation," the PM said.