An official announcement of the same is likely to made later today.
Sharma, a minister in the Virbhadra Singh government, was also spotted sporting a BJP-branded saffron scarf and flashing a victory sign.
The news emerged days after the Election Commission (EC) announced dates for polling in Himachal Pradesh.
The state will go to the polls in a single-phase on November 9 and counting will take place on December 18. (ANI)