- Anil Sharma was cabinet minister in Virbhadra Singh-led government
- He was inducted into the cabinet in 2013
- Mr Sharma is the son of former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram
Mr Sharma's induction into the party would be announced officially later in the day in Delhi, Bharatiya Janata Party state spokesperson Ganesh Dutt told IANS.
"I have resigned both from the party and the government owing to deliberate ignorance by the Congress in the run-up to the elections," Mr Sharma told reporters in Mandi, his home constituency.
"Firstly, we were ignored at Rahul Gandhi's rally in Mandi and later in the constitution of election committees announced recently by the party central leadership," he said.
Mr Sharma was inducted into the cabinet in 2013 and was allocated portfolios of rural development and Panchayati Raj and animal husbandry. He was also minister of state from 1993-97.
A three-time legislator and a Rajya Sabha member, he is currently a legislator from Mandi.
Actor Salman Khan's sister Arpita is married to Anil Sharma's son, Aayush.
Himachal Pradesh, presently ruled by the Congress, will go to polls on on November 9 to elect its new 68-member assembly. The result will be declared on December 18.