Articles about Atishi Marlena
Atishi is an activist, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) politician, and Member of the Delhi legislative assembly. She has done her BA in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and pursued further education at the University of Oxford, England. Atishi joined the AAP upon its formation in 2013 and has worked with several NGOs and not-for-profit organizations in the field of education. She has served as an Advisor to the Delhi Education Minister and Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia, playing an important role in the AAP government’s education policy. Daughter of Delhi University professors Vijay Singh and Tripti Wahi, Atishi was given the second name "Marlena" after Communist icons Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin. It was dropped, however, in 2018, and was replaced with the family surname "Singh’ "which the opposition alleged was aimed at garnering votes on a caste basis. She lost the 2019 Lok Sabha election from East Delhi to BJP’s Gautam Gambhir but stood victorious from Kalkaji in the 2020 Delhi Legislative Assembly elections.
30 Jun 2021
'Ridiculous,' says AAP as MLA Atishi gets income tax notice
The Income Tax Department has sent a notice to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Atishi, she and the party said on Wednesday, slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the matter.
03 Mar 2021
People want Kejriwal model: AAP's Atishi on civic by-polls win
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Atishi on Wednesday celebrated her party's win in the recently-held civic body by-polls in Delhi, saying that people are happy with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's model of development.
30 Jan 2020
List of celebrities who have recently joined the BJP
With the induction of celebrated badminton star Saina Nehwal right ahead of the crucial Delhi Assembly elections, the Centre-ruling BJP has made it clear that it is looking to up its star power.
17 Jan 2020
Delhi elections: After AAP, BJP announces list of poll candidates
Days after the Aam Aadmi Party released its list of candidates for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday announced its poll candidates.
13 Oct 2019
Lok Sabha Elections were disastrous for actress Swara: Here's why
The April-May polls didn't just keep candidates busy, but also personalities who decided to join electioneering. One such celebrity was Swara Bhaskar, whose opinions on the current state of affairs in India gets her trolled almost daily.
24 Jun 2019
Gambhir installs CCTV cameras to 'focus' on Kejriwal's false promises
Gautam Gambhir, who started his new innings as a politician with a bang, has got down to work.
23 May 2019
Elections 2019: All candidates endorsed by Swara Bhasker are losing
Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker is known for never shying away from voicing her political opinions on Twitter.
09 May 2019
Atishi alleges Gambhir called her prostitute, he demands proof
On Thursday, AAP's East Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Atishi broke down during a press conference. She was reading the contents of a pamphlet, which she alleged her opponent Gautam Gambhir distributed in the area.
27 Apr 2019
FIR ordered against Gautam Gambhir for holding rally without permission
Former cricketer and BJP candidate from East Delhi, Gautam Gambhir reportedly held a rally on April 25 in Lajpat Nagar without permission. He is now facing action for the same.
26 Apr 2019
After Hans Raj Hans, singer Daler Mehendi joins BJP
In what seems as yet another indication that BJP is relying on star power this election season, celebrated singer Daler Mehendi joined the saffron party on Friday.
10 Apr 2019
#NewsBytesExclusive: Atishi says why Delhi needs full-statehood and more
The Aam Aadmi Party has decided to launch many new faces in the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.
02 Mar 2019
Lok Sabha elections: AAP announces candidates for Delhi seats
Ending speculations of an alliance with the Congress, the Aam Admi Party announced the names of party candidates on six of seven seats today in Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
29 Aug 2018
AAP leader Atishi Marlena drops second name, furor follows
In a rather strange development, AAP leader Atishi Marlena's second name was dropped from all party and campaign material, but she has denied any caste angle to it.
08 Jul 2018
Delhi: Dead lizard in mid-day meal makes two girls ill
The alleged presence of a dead lizard in mid-day meals served to students of Kalyanpuri's Rajkiya Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in East Delhi made two girls sick on Saturday.
25 May 2018
How AAP is changing Delhi's troubled education system
Education is the most neglected sector in this country, but Delhi's Aam Aadmi Party has always worked towards reversing the trend.
29 May 2017
Delhi- Govt schools outperform privates ones in Class XII CBSE
In a heartening trend, CBSE Class XII students of government schools in Delhi have outperformed their counterparts in private schools for the second year in a row.