|Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)|
10 April 1992 – 9 April 1998
|Member of Legislative Assembly of Haryana|
|Born||10 January 1948|
|Political party||Haryana Jan Chetna Party (V)|
|Indian National Congress|
|Spouse(s)||Shakti Rani Sharma|
|Children||2 sons, 1 daughter|
Venod Sharma (born 10 January 1948) is an Indian politician and the founder of the Haryana Jan Chetna Party (V). He was formerly a member of the Indian National Congress, which he represented as a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha (1992–1998) and as a Member of Legislative Assembly (2005–2014) from Ambala, Haryana.
Sharma was associated with the Indian National Congress (INC) for 40 years. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha as an INC candidate from Punjab on 10 April 1992. He retired from that role at the 1998 elections.
In 1999, he resigned from the Indian National Congress during 1999 Indian general election after his son Manu Sharma was accused in the Jessica Lal murder case and he allegedly tried to bribe a witness. Sharma returned into Congress in 2004 and won the 2005 Haryana Legislative Assembly election from Ambala city. He was re-elected from the same constituency in 2009.
On 19 April 2014, Sharma was expelled from the Indian National Congress, for campaigning against it in the recent elections. On 2 May 2014, he resigned as a Member of the Haryana Legislative Assembly and on 23 June he founded his own political party, Haryana Jan Chetna Party (V). It was alleged that his decision to quit was motivated by a desire to protect his corporate interests.
Sharma and his wife, Shakti Rani Sharma, contested the 2014 Haryana state election and lost it to BJP candidates. There were allegations of Poll Code violations by Sharma during the elections.
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