BJP national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi has been elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha in a by-election from Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. While speaking to ANI, Trivedi said, "Party gives responsibility to the workers time to time. I also did my responsibility according to the party." The seat had fallen vacant after the demise of former union minister Arun Jaitley. Trivedi had filed his nomination on Friday in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma and other senior leaders of the party. The BJP leader, a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, has been working for the party for a long time. He was a part of the four-member committee which was responsible for the party's campaign during 2014 Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh.