Anurag Sharma is an Indian politician and a Member of Parliament (MP) from the Lok Sabha constituency of Jhansi in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP). As compared to most other politicians, Anurag is relatively new in the world of politics.
He is more popularly known for his role in writing the success story of Baidyanath Jhansi Branch. Under his leadership, the organization registered strong growth powered by advanced manufacturing technologies. Anurag Sharma is a seasoned Ayurveda expert and has held lectures on the topic at various international locations.
After his successful business career, Anurag decided to move into the world of politics. He contested for the Lok Sabha seat of Jhansi in 2019 general election. The seat comprises assembly constituencies of Babina, Jhansi Nagar, Mauranipur, Lalitpur and Mehroni.
Owing to his wide popularity in the region, Anurag was able to register a comfortable win. He defeated his nearest rival Shyam Sundar Singh Yadav of Samajwadi Party (SP) by a margin of more than 3.5 lakh votes. In terms of vote share, Anurag broke all previous records for Jhansi constituency.
Early Life and Education
Anurag Sharma was born on November 16, 1964 to Shri Vishwanath Sharma and Smt. Geeta Sharma. He was born in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. His educational qualifications include B.Com. (Hons) and M.Com. He had studied at Hislop College, Nagpur, Bundelkhand University, U.P. Anurag has also done an OPM Programme from Harvard Business School, Harvard University. Anurag had married Poonam Sharma on January 30, 1990.
- May, 2019: Elected to 17th Lok Sabha
- 13 Sept. 2019 onwards: Member, Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests; Member, Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Panchayati Raj
Anurag Sharma is closely associated with a wide range of social and cultural activities. For example, he serves as the chairman / president of various educational and social institutions. He has been associated with projects that seek to make health services accessible to the poor sections of the society. Such projects include health camps, medicine donations, setting up of Ayurveda research institute and building hospice care facility.
Anurag Sharma has done exemplary work for the welfare of society. He has provided financial aid at regular intervals, which has benefitted thousands of people. He has contributed towards the development of temples and other religious institutions. Anurag has interest in sports and he has contributed to its promotion as well. The aid has been provided to various sports such as hockey, football, gymnastics, cricket and wrestling.