A Himachal Pradesh-origin man has been elected as a member of parliament (MP) in New Zealand. Dr Gaurav Sharma, is a 33-year-old Indian, who immigrated to New Zealand around 20 years ago, won the election from Hamilton West electorate as a candidate from PM Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party Polling 16,950 votes, he defeated Tim Macindoe from the National Party with a margin of 4,425 votes, said the Electoral Commission of New Zealand.. He is a bachelor of medicine and surgery and works as a general Practioner.

Congratulating him on his victory, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said that Sharma had earned recognition for the Indian state and the people of the state were proud of him.