Lucknow. BJP candidate Jai Prakash Nishad nominated on Thursday for the Rajya Sabha by-election in Uttar Pradesh . BJP state media in-charge Manish Dixit told that Nishad filed the nomination in the presence of the state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath .
He said that while filing the nomination, several senior ministers and BJP leaders were present along with Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. The said seat has become vacant due to the death of senior SP leader Beni Prasad Verma. Nishad, a minister of state in the BSP government, joined the BJP two years ago. The party on Tuesday declared him a Rajya Sabha candidate.