The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday nominated former deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi as its nominee for the Rajya Sabha bypoll necessitated by the death of former minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan.
The Election Commission of India (EC) on November 19 announced the schedule for by-election to the Rajya Sabha seat from Bihar.
The polling for the casual vacancy will be held on December 14, according to the EC. The notification was issued on November 26, while the last day of nomination is on December 3 of this year.
Modi, the former Deputy CM, had been kept out of the state Cabinet this time around, despite the BJP managing to secure more seats during the Bihar Assembly polls than its alliance partner, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United).