INDIA E POST CHANDIGARH/AMBALA JULY 05, 2022
The newly elected Rajya Sabha member Kartikeya Sharma said that besides raising issues related to Haryana in the Upper House of the Parliament, he will work in sectors like education, sports, job generation and health to provide better facilities to the common people of the State.
Sharma said that he was influenced by the policies of PM Narendra Modi and have come into politics only after being influenced by him and so will support BJP in the Rajya Sabha.
Media baron Sharma, who made his debut in politics by being elected straight to the Rajya Sabha in a nail-biting contest, expressed his special thanks to the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala, BJP-JJP MLAs and independent MLAs for the support. He also expressed his gratitude to Congress rebel Kuldeep Bishnoi whose vote tilted the contest in his favour.
A businessman and a media proprietor by profession, 41-year-old Sharma did his B.Sc (Honours) in Business Management from Oxford University and his Masters in Business Administration from King’s College, London. Sharma set up the iTV network in 2007 which operates various English and Hindi news channels and vernacular dailies.
He further said, “I have entered politics just a few weeks back, but have experience in the field of education, sports and youth affairs. I have been involved in social events and activities for the last many years. I filed for the Rajya Sabha seat because I wanted to use my experience and work for the people of the State. Leaders of BJP, JJP, Independent candidates and some Congress MLAs supported me in this election and won. I will work on the above issues and raise the voice of Haryana in the Upper House of Parliament.”
Talking to reporters, Kartikeya further said, “I will work for the youth of the State. My focus will be on providing vocational training to youth, quality education in schools, colleges; alternate job employment for youth and opportunities to be created which are not to be dependent on the State only for government jobs, among others. I have been working with multiple sectors including sports for the last seven years. Healthcare facilities in rural areas and enhancing Sports facilities will be other topmost priorities. I will raise all the issues of the people related to Haryana, be it SYL (Satluj Yamuna Link) among others in the Upper House.”
He further said, “I have worked in many sectors like education and unemployment extensively. We can do a lot in these areas which are the need of the hour. We need to work on creating opportunities for the youth. We need to understand our problems, and strength and come out with a solution to generate jobs. Private jobs have more scope when compared to government jobs. For the last 5 years, I have been working to provide employment to the youth and am confident that I will work with the central government to provide more employment opportunities to the youth. Many companies have come into the education sector and are making a lot of money out of this business.”
Kartikeya further said that like other RS members, I will adopt Ambala district. All the issues pertaining to the people of this district will be addressed. Ambala people dream that the Institute of Management and Technology should be established in Ambala. The people here have been aspiring to this dream for the last decade. I respect the sentiments of the people and have full faith that the BJP government will get IMT developed in Ambala. I will raise the demand for establishing IMT in Ambala in the Rajya Sabha also and will also make personal efforts for it.”