New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday announced party spokesperson Syed Zadar Islam as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha bypoll to a seat from Uttar Pradesh.
The seat has been vacant after the death of expelled Samajwadi Party MP Amar Singh.
A former banker, Islam is believed to have brought Jyotiraditya Scindia to the saffron party.
The BJP has a comfortable majority in Uttar Pradesh Assembly and Islam is set to emerge victorious and enter the Upper House of Parliament.
The EC said in a press note on Wednesday that the election will be held between 9 am and 4 pm on September 11, and counting of votes will begin at 5 pm on the same day.