Mandi seat: BJP MLA Anil Sharma, the father of Salman Khan’s Brother-in-Law, retained his seat in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022. Sharma is a 4-time MLA, and he defeated Congress’ Champa Thakur by a huge margin of around 10 thousand votes. Independent candidate Praveen Kumar came third with 4040 votes. Notably, Anil Sharma is the father of Actor Ayush Sharma who is married to Salman Khan’s sister Arpita.
Anil Sharma joined BJP in the 2017 assembly elections and won by a huge margin. Previously, he contested on Congress seat in 2007 as well as in 2012.
“Legacy lives on…congratulations dad and thank you to all the voters of Mandi to keep faith in the family alive,” Ayush wrote on Instagram Story after his win.
Notably, Aayush is the grandson of Pandit Sukh Ram. He was a former Union Telecom Minister. Anil Sharma has held several state portfolios and ministries in past.
He has also been Minister of Multi Purpose Projects, Power, and Non-Conventional Energy Sources from the year 2017 to 2019 under Chief Minister Jairam Thakur.