Anand Sharma

  • Indian servant
  • Born January 5, 1953

Anand Sharma (born 5 January 1953) is an Indian politician and former Union Cabinet Minister in charge of Commerce and Industry and Textiles in the Government of India. Since June 2014, Sharma is the Deputy Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament.

In any country, governance issues are there. Challenges are there, pressures are there. When multi-party coalitions take decisions, sometimes delays will be there. But that is what democracy is: it is beauty or it's challenge.

India does not encourage - India has forbidden - child labour. We are a rule-based and rule-governed country.

I don't think countries engage with each other looking at immediate gains. It's building a partnership.