|Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh|
March 19, 2017
|Preceded by||Chaudhary Narain Singh|
|Mayor of Lucknow|
|Born||12 January 1964|
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
Dinesh Sharma is an Indian Politician who serves as Deputy Chief Minister of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He previously served as the mayor of Lucknow, the state capital. A university professor by profession, he is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and he has held various roles in the party.
Sharma's political talent was first noticed by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Like many politicians in the Bharatiya Janata Party, Sharma began his political career with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. He was later named the state President of the BJP's Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (Youth Wing). Sharma was subsequently elected as Mayor of Lucknow in 2006. He stood for re-election in 2012 and defeated his nearest rival, Neeraj Bora of the Indian National Congress by over 1.71 lakh votes.  On 16 August 2014 he became the National Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Party, following his contribution to the party's success in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. On March 19th, 2017, he was appointed as one of two Deputy Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh. He is not an elected member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly and will have to either be elected from a vacant seat there or join the Legislative Council (Upper House) within six months.
He got the ministries of Higher and Secondary Education, Science and Technology, Electronics and IT departments.
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Shri Dinesh Sharma elected as deputy C.M. of Uttar Pradesh on 18th March 2017.
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