Dinesh Sharma: News

Dinesh Sharma is an Indian politician and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). A professor by profession, Sharma is serving as the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, as of 2021. Previously, he has also served as the mayor of Lucknow. In 1992, he had joined the University of Lucknow as a professor in the commerce department. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee noticed Sharma’s political talent following which Sharma started his career in politics with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, which is a student wing of RSS. Later, he became the leader of the BJP’s Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. In 2012, he stood for re-election and defeated INC’s Neeraj Bora by more than 171,000 votes. In 2014, he was appointed as the National Vice-President of BJP after his contribution to the party’s success in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Sharma was allocated the ministries of Science and Technology, Electronics and IT departments and Higher and Secondary Education.

13 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

Adityanath hasn't taken day off in over 4yrs: Deputy CM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not taken a day off from work in seven years and similarly Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also took no holiday in the last four-and-a-half years and spent time in public service, state's Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said on Sunday.

19 Aug 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Schools may be closed if COVID-19 situation worsens: UP government

The Uttar Pradesh government, which has decided to open schools for physical classes, on Thursday said the attendance for students will not be compulsory and schools may be closed again if the COVID-19 situation worsens.

27 Dec 2019


Uttar Pradesh: Internet shut in 21 districts, security beefed up

The Uttar Pradesh government doesn't want to leave anything to chance and has made elaborate preparations to deal with protests which could spark after Friday prayers.

15 Sep 2018


UP govt to set up special research centers in universities

To maintain the quality of higher education and provide a conducive environment for research work, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up special research centers in universities, Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma said.

17 Aug 2018


UP Deputy CM talks about when Vajpayee asked for 'pajamas'

At election meetings, politicians usually just ask for votes, but at a public meeting in UP's Lucknow in 2006, Atal Bihari Vajpayee perplexed the audience when he asked for some pajamas.

25 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Rashtriya 'Shia' Samaj vows to support Modi in Lok-Sabha elections

Shia community under the banner of RSS (Rashtriya Shia Samaj) has decided to support Narendra Modi as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

07 Jun 2018

Uttar Pradesh

BJP to reach out to voters; apprise them of Modi-achievements

Senior BJP leaders embarked on a mission to reach out to the voters in Uttar Pradesh and inform them about the work done by the Narendra Modi-led government in last four years.

01 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Today-in-what-did-I-read: BJP leader claims Sita was a 'test-tube baby'

Joining the long list of controversial statements made by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, Dinesh Sharma, UP's Deputy Chief Minister, said Sita's birth proves that test-tube babies existed during the time of Ramayana since she was born from an earthen pot.

31 May 2018

Yogi Adityanath

BJP leader says journalism began during Mahabharata; justifies his claims

UP Deputy CM and BJP leader Dinesh Sharma claimed that journalism began during Mahabharata.

15 Apr 2018

Uttar Pradesh

75% students who skipped UP board exams were from outside

About 75% of the nearly 11 lakh students who skipped this year's Uttar Pradesh board examinations were from neighboring states, and some of them were even from foreign countries like Nepal and Bangladesh, said the state's Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma.

One year of Yogi govt: Anti-graft portal launched, jobs announced

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday launched an anti-graft portal as his government completed its first year in office.

21 Feb 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP Science, Physics board exams cancelled after multiple paper leaks

Hit by multiple paper leaks, the UP school examination board has now cancelled the Class 10 Science exam in Maharajganj and Physics-I and II in Chandauli.

25 Mar 2017

Uttar Pradesh

UP mass cheating: Education board pulls up socks

The UP education department has ordered an enquiry into mass cheating episodes after widespread criticism.