Lucknow: Former IAS officer AK Sharma joined BJP on Thursday in the presence of state party chief Swantantra Dev Singh and Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma.
Reportedly, Sharma is most likely to become BJP’s candidate for Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council elections which is to be held in 12 seats.
About joining BJP, Sharma said “I come from a backward village of Mau district in Uttar Pradesh. I was working on the post of a secretary and don’t have any political background. To bring a person like me into the party, only Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP can do it”.
Prior to this, Sharma was involved in various activities with the Prime Minister in Gujarat during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat.