Lucknow,Sep 1: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday named Hardeepak Nishad as the party candidate for the Hamirpur Assembly bypolls in Uttar Pradesh to be held on September 23, party sources said here.
The seat fell vacant after sitting BJP member Ashok Singh Chandel was disqualified after being sentenced for life term in a murder case.
All the three opposition parties, SP, BSP and Congress have announced their candidates but BJP was yet to name its candidate.
The last date for filing of nomination for the bypoll is September 4.(UNI)