PM Modi’s trusted ex-official all set to join BJP in UP

LUCKNOW: PM Narendra Modi’s trusted bureaucrat AK Sharma, who took voluntary retirement as MSME secretary, is all set to join BJP in Lucknow on Thursday. It is being speculated ever since the resignation of the 1988 batch IAS officer was approved on Monday that he might be one of the BJP candidates in the vidhan parishad polls in the state, reports Subhash Mishra.
A low-profile officer, Sharma is known for delivering time-bound results. He earned Modi’s trust as the secretary in his CMO and by successfully handing Vibrant Gujarat campaign to get investment to the state. He also served in the PMO for six years.

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