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.
|Dr. Dinesh Sharma
डॉ. दिनेश शर्मा
|Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh|
19 March 2017
|Preceded by||Chaudhary Narain Singh|
|Minister of Secondary and Higher Education, Minister of Science and Technology, Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Government of Uttar Pradesh|
23 March 2017
|Leader of the House, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council|
11 May 2017
|Preceded by||Ahmed Hassan|
|Member of Legislative Council, Uttar Pradesh|
9 September 2017
|Mayor of Lucknow|
14 November 2006 – 22 March 2017
|Preceded by||Dr. S. C. Rai|
|Succeeded by||Sanyukta Bhatia|
12 January 1964 |
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Education||M. Com., PhD (HRD & Psychology)|
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 19, 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.
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- "LIST OF PROFESSORSk". University of Lucknow. Retrieved 10 October 2012.[permanent dead link]
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