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Anand Sharma

Sharma, 53, was first elected to Rajya Sabha in 1984 and was a spokesman of the party during Bofors controversy.

india Updated: Jan 29, 2006 13:59 IST

A spokesman of the Congress party and a Rajya Sabha Member from Himachal Pradesh, Sharma is a keen student of International Affairs and Security subjects.

Sharma, 53, was first elected to Rajya Sabha in 1984 and was a spokesman of the party during the troubled times of Bofors controversy.

He did graduation with political science and economics from Himachal University, Shimla and later obtained a Law degree.

He started his political career as a student leader and remained the President of the state unit of the Youth Congress.

He rose to become President of Indian Youth Congress during Rajiv Gandhi's Prime Ministership.

He was also the chairperson of the first non-aligned youth Conference held in 1985, in which 82 countries participated and the International youth Conference against Apartheid in 1987.

Sharma became Secretary in the AICC and was appointed as one of its spokespersons a few years later.

First Published: Jan 29, 2006 13:59 IST