The Bhartiya Janata Get together (BJP) on Sunday named former Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma as its candidate for the by-election to a Rajya Sabha seat from the state.
The by-election, scheduled for September 15, was necessitated as a result of demise of incumbent BJP MP Hardwar Dubey on June 26. The time period for the seat is until November 2026.
The BJP ensured caste neighborhood as like Dubey, Sharma too belongs to the Brahmin neighborhood.
The BJP’s clout within the Uttar Pradesh meeting will be sure that Sharma sails via with ease, even within the unlikely situation of a celebration selecting to place up a candidate.
Sharma (59) was appointed as BJP nationwide vice-president in August 2014.
He was one of many two deputy chief ministers within the first time period of Yogi Adityanath-led authorities in Uttar Pradesh between 2017-22.
The polling for the by-election can be held on September 15 from 9am to 4pm and the counting of votes will happen on the identical day.