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Atishi

Atishi

Kalkaji, Delhi

Aam Aadmi Party

Age: 38 | Gender: F

Jay Prakash Sharma

Atishi will be making her Assembly poll debut from Kalkaji in South Delhi. The educationist had previously lost the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from the East Delhi to BJP?s Gautam Gambhir by a margin of over 4.7 lakh votes.

Born to Delhi University professors Vijay Kumar Singh and Tripta Wahi, Atishi, whose last name is Marlena - a portmanteau of the names Karl Marx and Vladmir Lenin - studied history at St. Stephen?s College and went on to Oxford University to pursue her Master?s on a Chevening scholarship. She also did a second master's degree from Oxford in Educational Research.

Atishi spent some time teaching at Rishi Valley School in Andhra Pradesh before moving to a small village near Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, where she was involved with organic farming and progressive education systems.

A member of the political affairs committee of the Aam Aadmi Party, she has been with the party ever since it was incepted in November 2012. Starting out as a media panelist for the young party, Atishi later played a pivotal role in drafting the 2013 Assembly manifesto.

After the 2015 Assembly elections, Atishi was appointed as a special advisor on education to education minister Manish Sisodia. Between 2015 and 2018, Atishi is credited for having helped reform Delhi?s education system, while drawing a salary of Rs 1 per month.

In fact, the revival of the School Management Committees in Delhi, which are parent bodies meant to monitor and supervise the functioning of government schools, is often credited to Atishi. She also launched initiatives called "Chunauti" and Mission Buniyad to tailor classroom teaching practices according to learning levels of children.

However, her political career has also been marred by some controversy. In 2018, she was sacked from her advisory role by the Centre, which alleged that her appointment was illegal. However, her party had termed it ?political vendetta?. In the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, she dropped her surname Marlena. But the issue came under intense scrutiny as many reports suggested that it was done because the surname sounded Christian.

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Serious IPC Counts:

Pan given:

-

Cases:

1

Self-income:

Rs. 5.2 lakh

Education:

Post Graduate

Total income:

Rs. 8.9 lakh

Total Assets:

Rs. 1.4 crore

Self-Profession:

Social Worker

Movable Assets:

Rs. 1.4 crore

Position:

-

Immovable assets:

Rs. 0

Candidate Social URL:

https://twitter.com/AtishiAAP

Liabilities:

Rs. 0

Candidate Affidavit Data:

Party and Candidate Wise Full Winner List

PARTY CANDIDATE NAME STATUS
aap WON Avtar Singh Kalkaji 55,104 Votes
bjp Harmeet Singh Kalka 35,335 Votes
inc Subhash Chopra 13,552 Votes
ind Avtar Singh 666 Votes
nota None of the Above 528 Votes
bsp Shashi Pratap 491 Votes
ind Sanjay Agarwal 301 Votes
ind R Singh Choudhary 205 Votes
sasapt Dr Anil Kumar 181 Votes
ind Gurdeep Singh 118 Votes
ind Dr Kailash Shanker Trivedi 63 Votes
CONSTITUENCY NO. TOTAL VOTERS MALE VOTERS FEMALE VOTERS OTHER VOTERS 2015 WINNER
51 164319 92022 72206 11 AAP

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