Gujarat cadre IAS officer A Ok Sharma, who just lately took voluntary retirement from the service and joined the BJP, has been named party’s candidate for the MLC polls in Uttar Pradesh.
AK Sharma, a 1988 batch officer from Mau district in Uttar Pradesh, is taken into account near Prime Minister Narendra Modi and had labored with him in Gujarat. Sharma joined the occasion within the presence of state BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Dinesh Sharma on the occasion headquarters in Lucknow on Thursday.
“Today former IAS officer Arvind Kumar Sharma was welcomed in the BJP family. The party will definitely get new impetus with Sharma’s capabilities and dedication who has been associated with the ideology of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’,” Swatantra Dev Singh stated whereas welcoming Sharma into the occasion.
भाजपा ने विधान परिषद चुनाव के प्रत्याशियों की घोषणा कर दी है। सभी को बहुत-बहुत बधाई एवं शुभकामनाएं pic.twitter.com/Tt8JVQ00PW
— BJP Uttar Pradesh (@BJP4UP) January 15, 2021
Moreover Sharma, the BJP has additionally named Swatantra Dev, Dinesh Sharma and Laxman Prasad Acharya as party’s candidates for the ballot. Elections to the 12 seats of the Legislative Council will likely be held on January 28. The final date for the submitting of nominations is January 18.
Sharma had labored with Narendra Modi from 2001 to 2020. He initially labored within the Gujarat chief minister’s workplace and later within the PMO. Sharma held the cost of the secretary (MSME) on the Centre earlier than taking the voluntary retirement, sources stated, including that he had his education from Mau and did postgraduation from Allahabad College.
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