New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday declared former Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Neeraj Shekhar as its candidate for the by-poll to Rajya Sabha’s lone seat from Uttar Pradesh.
The by-poll was necessitated after Shekhar, son of former Prime Minister Chandrashekhar, resigned as a member of Rajya Sabha and later joined the BJP. The term of the seat is up to November 25, 2020.
BJP’s Central Election Committee cleared Neeraj’s name, an official statement from the party said.
Neeraj was denied a ticket to contest in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections by the SP.
The polling if required, would be held on August 26 and the results would be declared the same day.