No other candidate was in the fray for the bypolls to the five vacant seats in the upper house.
A BJP statement said its central election committee had also picked Swatantra Dev Singh and Mohsin Raza, both ministers in the state government,
For Dinesh Sharma, the affable mayor of Lucknow, it was a slow and steady rise to the post of the deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. The
Bhartiya Janta Party has named hard line Hindutva leader and Lok Sabha MP Yogi Adityanath to head its government in India’s largest state