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.
|Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh|
19 March 2017Serving with Keshav Prasad Maurya
|Chief Minister||Yogi Adityanath|
|Preceded by||Narain Singh|
|Leader of the House of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council|
11 May 2017
|Preceded by||Ahmed Hassan|
|Member of Legislative Council of Uttar Pradesh|
9 September 2017
|Mayor of Lucknow|
14 November 2006 – 22 March 2017
|Preceded by||S. C. Rai|
|Succeeded by||Suresh Awasthi|
|Born||12 January 1964 (age 57)|
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Alma mater||Lucknow University (MCom, PhD)|
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.
Sharma joined the University of Lucknow in 1992. He was professor in the commerce department.