B. L. Verma (Uttar Pradesh politician)

Summary

B. L. Verma
Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India
Assumed office
7 July 2021 (2021-07-07)
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterG. Kishan Reddy
Minister of State for Co-operation, Government of India
Assumed office
7 July 2021 (2021-07-07)
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterAmit Shah
Preceded byOffice established
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
25 November 2020 (2020-11-25)
Preceded byVeer Singh
ConstituencyUttar Pradesh
Personal details
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
ResidenceBadaun district, Uttar Pradesh

B. L. Verma is an Indian politician and current Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and Minister of State in the Ministry of Co-operation, Government of India. He is a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Indian Parliament.[1] He is the current state vice-president of Bharatiya Janata Party, Uttar Pradesh.[2][3]

Verma is the also Chairman of U.P. State Construction And Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited since 2018.

Political career

Verma started off as a party worker from Badaun. He holds the charge of state vice-president since 2018. He is a prominent leader among the OBC communities especially the Lodhi community in western UP. Verma is a former president of the Braj region. He is considered as a close-aide of former CM Kalyan Singh.[4][5][6]

He also holds the post of chairman of UP State Construction Development Corporation Limited (UP Samaj Kalyan Nirman Nigam) which has the same status as of a Minister of State.[7][8][9]

References

  1. ^ "Rajya Sabha elections: BJP adds 9 more members to its tally". Hindustan Times. 3 November 2020.
  2. ^ "BJP fields 8 candidates for Rajya Sabha polls in UP, avoids replay of 2018 | Lucknow NYOOOZ". NYOOOZ.
  3. ^ Shantanu, Shashank (26 October 2020). "BJP releases list of candidates for Rajya Sabha election, eyes 2022 UP assembly polls". www.indiatvnews.com.
  4. ^ "Uttar Pradesh: Union minister Hardeep Puri, ex-DGP Brij Lal among eight BJP candidates for Rajya Sabha | Lucknow News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Rajya Sabha Elections: BJP makes its first move to conquer UP in 2022; here's how". DNA India. 27 October 2020.
  6. ^ "In the Rajya Sabha elections, BJP gave loyalty reward, Kalyan Singh's recommendation and relationship with RSS also worked". Pledge Times.
  7. ^ "कार्यभार ग्रहण कर लौटे बीएल वर्मा का जोरदार स्वागत". Dainik Jagran.
  8. ^ "बीएल वर्मा बने यूपी कंस्ट्रक्शन इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर डेवलपमेंट कारपोरेशन चेयरमैन". Hindustan.
  9. ^ "'1 rank 1 post' hot topic as UP BJP plans new team | Lucknow News - Times of India". The Times of India.