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

Vijay Sharma

Vijay Sharma is an Indian politician who is known for being elected as the Deputy Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, serving alongside Arun Sao in the Ministry of Vishnu Deo Sai. He represents the BJP in the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, representing the Kawardha Assembly constituency.


Vijay Sharma was born on Thursday, 19 July 1973 (age 50 years; as of 2023) in Kawardha, Kabirdham, Chhattisgarh. His zodiac sign is Cancer. He attended Swami Karpatri Ji Government Higher Secondary School Kawardha in 1990 and Government Higher Secondary School, Kawardha, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in 1991. In 1994, he pursued a bachelor’s degree in science at Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, MSc in Physics in 1996 at Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh [1]My Neta, a postgraduate diploma in computer application in 1997, a diploma course in English in 1998, and a master’s degree in computer applications at Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in 2001. [2]The Indian Express

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Vijay Sharma

Family and Caste

Vijay belongs to a Brahmin caste. [3]The Print

Parents & Siblings

Vijay’s father’s name is Ratan Lal Sharma. His mother’s name is not known.

Vijay Sharma's mother

Vijay Sharma’s mother

His brother’s name is Ajay Sharma.

Vijay Sharma's brother

Vijay Sharma’s brother

Wife & Children

Vijay got married to Rashmi Sharma in 2006. They have a son, Abhinav Sharma.

Vijay Sharma with his wife and son

Vijay Sharma with his wife and son


Vijay follows Hinduism.

Vijay Sharma at a temple

Vijay Sharma at a temple


H.N. 26 Shastri Marg, Mahaveer Swami Chauk, Kawardha Distt. Kabirdham (Chhattisgarh)


Vijay Sharma's signature

Vijay Sharma’s signature


Vijay began his political career in college. In 1989, he took charge of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student union affiliated with RSS. Simultaneously, he worked as the coordinator for the Kawardha Nagar unit. In 1992, he attended the All India Student Council in Raipur. In 1993, he remained active in the student organization. He formed a local student organization- Chhatra Sangharsh Morcha.

Vijay Sharma (left) as a part of RSS

Vijay Sharma (left) as a part of RSS

He held a position as an operator at Page Me pager company from 1996 to 1997. From 1998 to 2001, he was employed in the operator department at Reliance Telecom Limited in the Raipur centre. In 2004, he served as the District President for Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha in Kabirdham District. He is currently the General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Chhattisgarh and has previously held the position of President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha in Chhattisgarh. His political impact increased, and in 2011, he took on the position of District General Secretary. He was a member of the District Panchayat for two terms. In 2016, he was appointed as the State President of Yuva Morcha in Chhattisgarh.


In 2018, Vijay contested the assembly elections against Congress minister Mohammad Akbar. However, Akbar won the seat with a significant lead of over 59,000 votes, the widest margin in that election. In 2020, Sharma started his political career as a member of the Zilla Panchayat in Kabirdham. Before that, his wife held the same position. In the 2023 assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) selected him to run for the Kabirdham assembly seat. He won by 39,592 votes, surpassing the previous MLA and Congress minister Mohammad Akbar. Already under consideration for the role of Deputy CM, he was sworn in as the Second Deputy Chief Minister on 13 December 2023, during the Chief Minister’s inauguration ceremony.

Vijay Sharma during oath taking ceremony as a Deputy Chief Minister

Vijay Sharma during oath taking ceremony as a Deputy Chief Minister


Taken into custody for encouraging conflict and unrest within the village

In October 2021, there were clashes in Kawardha over a religious flag, and individuals, including former chief minister Raman Singh’s son Abhishek Singh and Rajanandgaon MP Santosh Pandey, were accused. Over 80 people faced charges. Sharma was arrested for supposedly provoking violence but was later released on bail. According to a senior district police officer, out of the 82 accused, 73 have been apprehended. [4]Hindustan Times

List of IPC against Vijay 

  • 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) [5]My Neta


Movable 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). [6]My Neta

Net Worth

Rs. 16,453,801

Note: The net worth was for the year 2023. It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents (minors). [7]My Neta


  • His hobbies include playing cricket and writing poetry.
  • In 2022, he organized a significant movement to encircle the Chief Minister’s House. He engaged with the public and gathered many applications for the housing scheme. After this campaign, the BJP joined the electoral race, and it was announced that once the state government was formed, signatures would be included in the chief minister’s Housing Scheme file.
  • Ahead of the 2023 assembly 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 entering politics, he was a lecturer at three colleges, one of which was an engineering college. Additionally, he worked in two telecom companies. From 1996 to 1998, he was employed at Central College Raipur, Pragati College Raipur, and Engineering College Raipur.
  • He participated in cricket at the state level.
  • He strongly advocates for Hindutva.
  • His favourite quote is ‘इतनी वाक़िफ़ है मेरी क़लम मेरे जज़्बातों से, इश्क़ लिखना भी चाहूँ तो इंक़लाब लिखा जाता है।’

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