Former IAS officer Arvind Kumar Sharma was named BJP candidate for the legislative council polls in Uttar Pradesh, a day after he joined the celebration, days after he opted for voluntary retirement from the service. Elections to 12 Legislative Council seats will happen on January 28.
Mr Sharma — who has spent years in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s group and is amongst his most-trusted aides — had shocked many after he utilized for voluntary retirement this week, two years earlier than his time period was to finish.
आशुतोष तुम अवढर दानी !
Village born one that struggled to make it to IAS! Making me go away GOI’s Secretary submit earlier than two years of retirement & making me be part of world’s largest celebration with nice honour! Only Narendra Modi & BJP can do it.Grateful@narendramodi@BJP4India@minmsmepic.twitter.com/6Ck2BwWOhT
– AK Sharma (@aksharmaBharat) January 14, 2021
Reports counsel Mr Sharma after his election as a legislator shall be given a key place within the Yogi Adityanath authorities
A 1988 batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer from Mau in UP, Mr Sharma had lengthy been one of many trusted bureaucrats of PM Modi since his tenure as Gujarat chief minister.
Over practically 20 years, Mr Sharma earned the Prime Minister’s belief along with his results-driven strategy, BJP leaders say.
He joined the Prime Minister’s Office in 2014, when the BJP got here to energy after a landslide victory. He was moved to the important MSME ministry in May, when the federal government was engaged on a reduction package deal for the sector badly hit by the coronavirus lockdown.
Besides Mr Sharma, the BJP additionally named Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, its state president Swatantra Dev Sing and Lakshman Prasad Acharya as its candidates for the polls.
Twelve legislative council seats in Uttar Pradesh will go to polls on January 28.
In the 100-member UP Legislative Council, the SP has 55 MLCs, BJP has 25 MLCs, BSP has eight MLCs, Congress and ”Nirdaliye Samooh” have two MLCs every and Apna Dal (S) and ”Shikshak Dal” have one MLC every. There are three impartial MLCs and three seats are vacant.
With inputs from PTI