Vijay Sharma (Politician) Age, Caste, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 50 Years
Hometown: Kabirdham, Chhattisgarh
Religion: Hinduism

Vijay Sharma

NicknameBunty [1]Vijay Sharma - Facebook
Famous forBeing elected as the Deputy Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party
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Political Journey• 2018: Contested the assembly elections against Congress minister Mohammad Akbar, but lost the seat
• 2023: Contested the assembly elections and became the ML from Kawardha constituency
• 13 December 2023: Elected as the Deputy Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
Personal Life
Year19 July 1973 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023) 50 Years
BirthplaceKawardha, Kabirdham, Chhattisgarh
Zodiac signCancer
SignatureVijay Sharma's signature
HometownKabirdham, Chhattisgarh
School• Swami Karpatri Ji Government Higher Secondary School Kawardha (1990)
• Government Higher Secondary School, Kawardha, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (1991)
College/University• Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
• Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Educational Qualification(s)• Bachelor of Science at Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh (1994)
• MSc in Physics (1996) [2]My Neta
• Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (1997)
• Master of Computers Applications (2001) [3]The Indian Express
• Diploma course in English (1998) [4]The Indian Express
Vijay Sharma performing a pooja
CasteBrahmin [5]The Print
AddressH.N. 26 Shastri Marg, Mahaveer Swami Chauk, Kawardha Distt. Kabirdham (Chhattisgarh)
HobbiesPlaying cricket, writing poetry
ControversiesArrested for inciting violence among villagers
In October 2021, communal riots erupted in Kawardha over a religious flag, with former chief minister Raman Singh’s son Abhishek Singh and Rajanandgaon MP Santosh Pandey among the accused. More than 80 people were charged. Sharma was arrested for allegedly inciting violence but got out on bail. A senior district police officer mentioned that out of 82 accused, 73 were arrested. [6]Hindustan Times

List of IPC against Vijay [7]My Neta
• 2 charges related to Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty (IPC Section-332)
• 2 charges related to Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony (IPC Section-153A)
• 2 charges related to Injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class (IPC Section-295)
• 1 charges related to Punishment for criminal intimidation (IPC Section-506)
• 1 charges related to Mischief committed after preparation made for causing death or hurt (IPC Section-440)
• 1 charges related to House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint (IPC Section-452)
• 1 charges related to Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint (IPC Section-455)
• 1 charges related to Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs (IPC Section-295A)
• 6 charges related to Punishment for Rioting (IPC Section-147)
• 4 charges related to Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions (IPC Section-186)
• 3 charges related to Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty (IPC Section-353)
• 3 charges related to Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees (IPC Section-427)
• 2 charges related to Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant (IPC Section-188)
• 2 charges related to Obscene acts and songs (IPC Section-294)
• 1 charges related to Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object (IPC Section-149)
• 1 charges related to Punishment of abetment if the act abetted is committed in consequence, and where no express provision is made for its punishment (IPC Section-109)
• 1 charges related to Punishment of criminal conspiracy (IPC Section-120B)
• 1 charges related to Joining unlawful assembly armed with deadly weapon (IPC Section-144)
• 1 charges related to Assaulting or obstructing public servant when suppressing riot, etc. (IPC Section-152)
• 1 charges related to Punishment for wrongful restraint (IPC Section-341)
• 1 charges related to Punishment for wrongful Confinement (IPC Section-342)
• 1 charges related to Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention (IPC Section-34)
• 1 charges related to Rioting, armed with deadly weapon (IPC Section-148)
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear, 2006
Wife/SpouseRashmi Sharma
Vijay Sharma's wife and son
ChildrenSon- Abhinav Sharma
Vijay Sharma with his son
ParentsFather- Ratan Lal Sharma
Mother- Name Not Known
Vijay Sharma's mother
SiblingsBrother- Ajay Sharma
Vijay Sharma's brother
Money Factor
Assets/Properties [8]My NetaMovable Assets
• Cash: Rs. 4,58,500
• Deposits in Banks: Rs. 6,66,589
• LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs. 20,023
• Jewellery: Rs. 15,25,000

Immovable Assets
• Agricultural Land: Rs. 40,50,000
• Commercial Buildings: Rs. 29,50,000
Residential Buildings: Rs. 55,00,000

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2023. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor).
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 16,453,801

Note: The net worth was for the year 2023. It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents (minors). [9]My Neta

Vijay Sharma

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vijay Sharma

  • Vijay Sharma is an Indian politician who is known for being elected as the Deputy Chief Minister Of Chhattisgarh along with Arun Sao in the Ministry Of Vishnu Deo Sai. He is a BJP member of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly from the Kawardha Assembly constituency.
  • Vijay’s political journey started when he was in college. In 1989, he led the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student union of RSS. During this time, he also served as the coordinator for the Kawardha Nagar unit.

    Vijay Sharma (left) as a part of RSS

    Vijay Sharma (left) as a part of RSS

  • In 1992, he attended the All India Student Council in Raipur.
  • In 1993, he stayed involved in the student organization. He formed a local student organization- Chhatra Sangharsh Morcha.
  • He worked as an operator in Page Me pager company from 1996 – 1997.
  • From 1998 to 2001, he worked in the operator department at Reliance Telecom Limited, Raipur centre.
  • In 2004, he held the position of District President for Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Kabirdham District.
  • He serves as the General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party, Chhattisgarh and has served as the President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Chattisgarh.
  • His political influence grew, and in 2011, he assumed the role of District General Secretary.
  • He served as a member of the District Panchayat for two terms.
  • In 2016, he became the State President of Yuva Morcha in Chhattisgarh.
  • In 2018, Vijay contested the assembly elections against Congress minister Mohammad Akbar, where Akbar secured the seat with a lead of more than 59,000 votes, the largest margin in that election.
  • In 2020, Sharma began his political journey as a member of the Zilla Panchayat in Kabirdham. Before that, his wife held the same role.
  • He was arrested in connection with the 2021 communal violence case in Kawardha. After spending a few days in judicial custody, he was released on bail.
  • In 2022, he planned a major movement to surround the Chief Minister’s House. He interacted with the public and collected numerous applications for the housing scheme. Following this movement, the BJP entered the electoral competition, and it was declared that once the state government was established, signatures would be added to the chief minister’s Housing Scheme file.
  • In the 2023 assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominated him for the Kabirdham assembly seat. He emerged victorious by 39,592 votes, defeating the incumbent MLA and Congress minister Mohammad Akbar. He who was already being considered for the position of Deputy CM, took the oath as the Second Deputy Chief Minister on 13 December 2023 during the Chief Minister swearing-in ceremony.

    Vijay Sharma during oath taking ceremony as a Deputy Chief Minister

    Vijay Sharma during the taking ceremony as a Deputy Chief Minister

  • Ahead of the election, Sharma in an interview said,

    The biggest issue is the politics of Akbar due to which people are living in fear and terror. They (Congress) have misused the law though he is law minister. People have called me and said they will support me. The biggest public issue of Kawardha is its fight for self-respect and a war of liberation to end terror. It never saw curfew, use of tear gas. So many people went to jail while many others were lathi charged.”

  • Before becoming a politician, he worked as a lecturer in three colleges, including an engineering college. From 1996 – 1998, he worked at Central College Raipur, Pragati College Raipur, and Engineering College Raipur.
  • He has played cricket at the state level.
  • He is a vocal supporter of Hindutva.
  • His favourite quote is ‘इतनी वाक़िफ़ है मेरी क़लम मेरे जज़्बातों से, इश्क़ लिखना भी चाहूँ तो इंक़लाब लिखा जाता है।’