Chandigarh, Oct 15 (PTI) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday evening named wrestler-turned-politician Yogeshwar Dutt as a party nominee for the bypoll to Baroda assembly constituency.

According to a party statement, Dutt will fight the November 3 bypoll from Baroda seat in Sonipat.

The bypoll was necessitated due to the demise of Congress MLA Shri Krishan Hooda in April. The last date to file a nomination for the bypoll is Friday.  Dutt had unsuccessfully contested from the seat in October 2019 assembly polls.