Dinesh Sharma Wiki, Height, Age, Family, Biography & More

Last Updated on August 16, 2021

Dinesh Sharma is an Indian politician serving as the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was previously 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 posts in the party.

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Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Incumbent
Assumed office
19 March 2017Serving with Keshav Prasad Maurya
Chief MinisterYogi Adityanath
Preceded byNarain Singh
showAdditional Ministries
Leader of the House of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
11 May 2017
Preceded byAhmed Hassan
Member of Legislative Council of Uttar Pradesh
Incumbent
Assumed office
9 September 2017
Mayor of Lucknow
In office
14 November 2006 – 22 March 2017
Preceded byS. C. Rai
Succeeded bySuresh Awasthi
Personal details
Born12 January 1964 (age 57)
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Jayalakshmi Sharma
Alma materLucknow University (MCom, PhD)
OccupationAcademician

Political career

Sharma, in the right, with Keshav Prasad Maurya and Venkaiah Naidu in 2017.

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 171,000 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 19 March 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. He is elected for Legislative Council (Upper House) on 9 September 2017.

He was allocated the ministries of Higher and Secondary Education, Science and Technology, Electronics and IT departments.

Academic career

Sharma joined the University of Lucknow in 1992. He was professor in the commerce department.

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