Former IAS workplace Arvind Kumar Sharma, who opted for for voluntary retirement from the service, joined the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) on Thursday.
The 1988 batch IAS officer is taken into account Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trusted bureaucrat. He took voluntary retirement as MSME secretary on Monday. Sharma labored with Narendra Modi in Gujarat when latter was the Chief Minister.
Sharma joined the saffron celebration in Lucknow. The Gujarat cadre IAS officer hails from Mau district in Uttar Pradesh.
BJP spokesperson Chandra Mohan mentioned that Sharma had expressed his need to work for the celebration and joined the celebration.
Sharma joined the BJP at a time the celebration is finalising candidates for elections to the 12 seats of the Legislative Council on January 28. The final date for submitting of nominations is January 18. Sharma might be one of many BJP candidates within the Vidhan Parishad polls within the state.
Sharma joined Modi because the Secretary in October 2001. He continued to work with him within the PMO from 2014 onward as nicely and took over because the MSME secretary in April 2020. A low-profile officer, Sharma is thought for delivering time-bound outcomes.
He earned Modi’s belief because the secretary in his CMO and efficiently dealt with the ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ marketing campaign to get funding to the state. He served in his PMO for six years.