Atishi: News

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.

20 Nov 2023


Delhi L-G dismisses Atishi's graft charges report against chief secretary

Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) VK Saxena has rejected a report accusing Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar of being involved in a land compensation scam, calling it "half-baked" and "incorrect."

18 Nov 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal demands Delhi chief secretary's suspension over alleged 'hospital scam'

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reportedly forwarded a report to Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Vinai Kumar Saxena concerning an alleged hospital tender scam linked to the city's Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar.

17 Nov 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi government now accuses chief secretary of ILBS Hospital scam

Delhi's Vigilance Minister, Atishi, has accused Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar of misusing government authority and resources to give his son, Karan Chauhan, undue advantages in a hospital contract.

15 Nov 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal seeks chief secretary's removal over Rs. 850cr land scam

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has submitted a report to Lieutenant Governor (L-G) VK Saxena, reportedly calling for the immediate removal of Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar.

14 Nov 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Rs. 850cr scam: AAP's Atishi recommends dismissal of top bureaucrats

Delhi Vigilance Minister Atishi has called for the immediate dismissal of Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar and Divisional Commissioner Ashwani Kumar.

06 Nov 2023


Odd-even rule in Delhi from November 13-20 amid pollution crisis

Amid the deteriorating air pollution levels, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Monday said the odd-even vehicle rationing rule will be implemented in the national capital from November 13 to 20.

06 Nov 2023


Delhi pollution: High-level meeting today as AQI turns 'severe plus'

A thick layer of smog continued to engulf Delhi as the air quality in the national capital remained in the "severe plus" category on Monday for the second day.

05 Nov 2023

Delhi Air Pollution

Delhi AQI in 'severe' category, schools shut till November 10

Delhi Education Minister Atishi on Sunday announced primary schools in the national capital will remain closed until Friday (November 10) as a precautionary measure amid the deteriorating air quality index (AQI) levels.

26 Aug 2023


Delhi: Atishi shoots off letter to L-G on services

The ongoing power tussle between the Delhi government and Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) VK Saxena has escalated further as Delhi Services Minister Atishi reportedly sent a letter to the former.

02 Jul 2023


Delhi: Temple, dargah demolished in Bhajanpura under tight security

Delhi's Public Works Department (PWD) reportedly demolished a dargah and a temple in the Bhajanpura Chowk area under tight security on Sunday morning.

26 Jun 2023


Delhi: Regulator allows power companies to hike tariffs

The power regulator has permitted distribution companies to increase power tariffs in Delhi. The move comes after companies filed petitions seeking to hike power rates in the capital.

15 Apr 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Assembly special session on Monday over liquor policy row 

Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi reportedly called a special one-day Legislative Assembly session on Monday over the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summons to the Delhi chief minister in the alleged excise policy scam case.

14 Apr 2023


After AAP face-off, L-G clears Delhi power subsidy file: Reports

Following a face-off between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government and Lieutenant Governor (L-G) VK Saxena, the latter on Friday reportedly cleared a file to extend the government's power subsidy scheme.

31 Aug 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi LG to sue AAP leaders over 'false' graft charges

Delhi's Lieutenant Governor (LG) VK Saxena, on Wednesday, threatened to sue the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for defamation for corruption charges hurled at him.

24 Apr 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi temple demolition notice: Will stand before bulldozers, say locals

Locals in Delhi's Sriniwaspuri—where the Centre allegedly plans to raze down a temple—have opposed the move, saying they will stand in front of bulldozers to stop the demolition.

24 Apr 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Centre ordered demolition of temple in Delhi's Sriniwaspuri: AAP

The controversy over the anti-encroachment demolition campaign launched in several states took a new turn on Saturday.

30 Jun 2021

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

'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

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

24 Jun 2019

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

09 May 2019

Arvind Kejriwal

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

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

10 Apr 2019

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

#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

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

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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

Manish Sisodia

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.