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.

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.

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

Narendra Modi
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

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.

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

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
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.

26 Apr 2019

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
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

Madhya Pradesh
#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

Midday Meal Scheme
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

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
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.