Congress member P J Kurien could be the party’s choice for the post of Deputy Chairman of the
Rajya Sabha which has fallen vacant due to the expiry of term of K Rehman Khan.
Congress sources,however,said a decision on the issue would be taken only after the formal process for the election of the Deputy Chairman is set into motion.
Kurein is a member from Kerala.
According to reports NCP,which has decided to pull out of the UPA government,wants senior party leader Tariq Anwar as the Deputy Chairman.
After the election of Vice-President,the schedule for the election of Deputy Chairman is likely to be announced.