New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad is set to become the deputy leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha as his name was suggested to upper house’s Chairman Hamid Ansari Wednesday Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentary party chief L. K. Advani.
Advani has written to Ansari recommending Prasad’s name for the post, lying vacant after S.S. Ahluwalia retired from the house and could not be re-elected.
Prasad, a Supreme Court lawyer, is also the chief spokesperson and general secretary of the party.
He has been minister of state for coal and mines, minister of state for law and justice, and, minister of information and broadcasting in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. Prasad, who hails from Bihar, recently got his third term in Rajya Sabha.