Aam Aadmi Party leader Shelly Oberoi has finally been elected mayor of Delhi after three failed tries. After three failed attempts, the election was finally held, and Oberoi defeated Rekha Gupta of the BJP by a margin of 34 votes. Election attempts in the past had been postponed due to controversy surrounding the distribution of voting rights to nominated members.
Who is Shelly Oberoi
Oberoi, an assistant professor at Delhi University, won the ward 86 municipal election on December 7. In the crucial race, she had defeated Deepali Kumari by 269 votes.
The 39-year-old has received numerous academic honours and possesses a doctorate in philosophy from the School of Management Studies at the Indira Gandhi National Open University.
Oberoi had the greatest grade point average among college students, earning her the ‘Miss Kamla Rani Prize’ and a scholarship.
She is also a lifetime member of the Indian Commerce Association and has been recognised at several conferences. At one such event, Oberoi received a Gold award (Prof Manubhai Shah Award).
Shelly Oberoi began her political career nearly a decade ago when she joined the AAP. She was the vice president of the Delhi AAP’s women’s branch until 2020.
Oberoi had sought the Supreme Court three times as political squabbles between the AAP and the BJP postponed the elections.
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