Lucknow: Dinesh Sharma, a former deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, was named by the BJP as their candidate for the state’s byelection to the Rajya Sabha on Sunday.
The announcement made by BJP national general secretary Arun Singh on Sunday said, “The Central Election Committee of the BJP has given its approval on the name of Dr Dinesh Sharma for the forthcoming Rajya Sabha by-election to be held in Uttar Pradesh.”
The death of prominent BJP leader Hardwar Dubey made the election necessary.
The by-election polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 15, and the voting will also be completed on that day.
Dinesh Sharma served as one of the two deputy chief ministers during Yogi Adityanath’s first tenure as governor of Uttar Pradesh, which ran from 2017 to 22.