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BJP’s Sudhanshu Trivedi elected unopposed from Arun Jaitley’s Rajya Sabha seat in UP

Indian Express 2019-10-09 18:41:23
Trivedi was elected unopposed and was handed a certificate for the seat which was held by Jaitley from 2018 and was to continue till 2024. (Source: ANI)

BJP national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi Wednesday was elected unopposed in the bypolls for the Rajya Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh, news agency ANI reported.

Today’s development comes on former Union minister Arun Jaitley’s Rajya Sabha seat from Uttar Pradesh, which had fallen vacant following his demise on August 24.

Trivedi, who was elected unopposed, was handed a certificate by an Election Commission official. Trivedi has been associated with the party for a long time and is a regular face on television debates, defending the Central government’s policies and the party.

BJP, which had named former Lok Sabha MP Satish Dubey for the Rajya Sabha seat from Bihar, emerged victorious. The seat was earlier held by former Union Law Minister and Supreme Court advocate Ram Jethmalani. The Saffron party was confident of their victory in the two bypolls— Uttar Pradesh and Bihar— as it enjoys a formidable majority in both the assemblies.