Venod Sharma Politician
Venod Sharma is a veteran political leader with more than 40 years of glorious political record. He is one political leader who has the distinction of serving in both the Central and state government.
Venod Sharma’s political career began in 1978 in Indian youth Congress. He held the position of General Secretary. During his tenure, the number of members of youth congress rose manifold, a reflection of his ability to manage organization.
After Youth Congress, Venod Sharama became the General Secretary of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee. From 1978 to 1983 he has held various positions in Congress including, President of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee and a special invitee to the Congress working committee.
Venod Sharma for the first time entered the electoral fray in the year 1980 when he contested the Banur Legislative Seat in Punjab. In the year 1980. He won this seat with a comprehensive margin and since then has never faced any electoral defeat.
Venod Sharma's Career in Politics
- He has also held the position of the President of Chandigarh Union Territory Congress Committee for 10 years.
- In the year 1995 Mr. Sharma was inducted as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution in the government of P.V. Narasimha Rao.
- On March 5, 2014, Venod Sharma left the Congress party after realizing that the Congress Party has deviated completely from it’s agenda of helping poor. This decision was prompted after Venod Sharma saw the plight of the grass root workers who were ignored by the party leadership.
Venod Sharma is married to Smt. Shakti Rani Sharma and they have three children, two sons and one daughter. He strongly believes in giving back to the society .He has always been involved inmany philanthropic activities across Haryana. He is working for the empowerment of women and known for fighting for the cause of the poor. Under the aegis of “Ambala Healthcare & Welfare Society”, Venod Sharma have been involved in many welfare activities like health camps, blood donation drives and eye check-up camps in Ambala region.