SP declares candidate for RS by-elections

Samajwadi Party on Saturday declared Vishwambhar Prasad Nishad as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha by-elections.

PTI| Last Updated: May 31, 2014, 14:56 PM IST

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party on Saturday declared Vishwambhar Prasad Nishad as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha by-elections.

Former MP and minister Nishad will be party`s candidate for Rajya Sabha by-elections, SP National General Secretary Ramgopal Yadav said.

The seat was vacant after Bahujan Samaj Party MP, SP Singh Baghel resigned on March 12. The state has a total of 31 seats in the Upper House of Parliament.

However, the dates of the elections have not been declared yet.