Coming from the small town of Jalaun in Uttar Pradesh, Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma entered into politics in the late 1980s.
Shri Verma has joined Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises as Minister of State in the recent Union Cabinet Expansion. He is associated with Bhartiya Janta Party for a long period of time and is currently a Member of Parliament from Jalaun, UP.
Born 15 July 1957, his political success story started in 1991 when he became elected Member of UP’s Legislative Assembly and he came to Lok Sabha as the Member of Parliament in 1996.
As of now, he won five Member of Parliament elections from Jalaun in years: 1996, 1998, 2004, 2014, 2019.
In the year, 2001 Shri Verma became Vice-President, S.C Morcha of the party and also became a member of the National Council, B.J.P.
From 2011 to 2013 he was appointed as the president of B.J.P.’s SC Morcha, Uttar Pradesh and from 2014 onwards he is a member of the House Committee and also a member of the Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. In addition, he is also a standing committee member on Energy; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
While joining MSME Ministry as the MoS, it is expected that his enriched experience in several areas such as oil & gas, SCs & STs will fetch great results from the MSMEs. “His over three decades of experience which came from ground level connect with the society will bring greater results for several industry verticals which are rich in the MSME landscape. We at SMEStreet would like to congratulate the MSME sector for getting refined leadership and would like to welcome Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma in the MSME Ministry,” says Faiz Askari, Secretary-General of SMEStreet Foundation, while welcoming the new MSME Ministry’s MoS.
MSME sector is the top priority sector for India’s economic growth targets. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious target of becoming a 5 Trillion Dollar Economy holds MSMEs at a top position in the priority list. While the economy is under the recovery phase from COVID Pandemic, the new leadership comes with new energies and motivation for the sector.