BJP fields Zafar Islam for RS bypolls in UP on Amar Singh seat

Last Modified Thursday, 27 August 2020 (13:29 IST)
Lucknow: on Wednesday gave bypoll ticket to party media panelist Syed from Uttar Pradesh, in the seat fell vacant after the death of Amar Singh.
According to party sources here, Mr Zafar Islam, a former investment banker, was instrumental in roping in Congress Madhya Pradesh leader Jyotiraditya Scindia to the party fold.
Zafar Islam is said to be close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi too.Last date for filing of the nomination is September 1 and September 4 last date for withdrawal. 
If required, polling would be held on September 11 and the result would be declared on the same day.As the BJP has majority in the UP assembly hence the any candidate given by BJP would be elected unopposed. 
died after a prolonged illness in Singapore on August 1.The term of the RS seat is  up to July 4, 2022.(UNI)