New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Congress MP B.K. Hariprasad was on Tuesday declared the opposition candidate for the post to the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman.

Hariprasad, who is into his third term in the Rajya Sabha, hails from Karnataka and has been a Congress General Secretary.

Talking to reporters, Congress leader Anand Sharma said that five sets of nomination papers – five proposers and five seconders – were filed by the combined opposition.

He said leaders of opposition parties in Delhi were present at the time of filing nominations.

“Hariprasadji is a senior parliamentarian. This is his third term in Parliament. It is a joint decision of parties which have been meeting and deliberating for the last few days,” Sharma said.