Atishi Marlena: All you need to know about AAP Lok Sabha candidate

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Atishi Marlena
Atishi Marlena

New Delhi : Atishi Marlena has been announced a candidate in the Lok Sabha elections from East Delhi constituency by Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party. Marlena, a former advisor to Education Minister Manish Sisodia, is the first candidate announced by AAP for 2019 elections.

She served as an advisor from July 2015 to April 2018, and was involved in drafting Aam Aadmi Party's manifesto in 2015 Delhi Assembly Elections.

She will operate out of the newly inaugurated office on Vikas Marg near the Laxmi Nagar metro station.

Ms Marlena said on the occasion: "By naming this road Vikas Marg, did people get schools, universities or hospitals? For real development, AAP has to be strengthened and Delhi''s seven Lok Sabha seats have to be won by AAP."

About Atishi Marlena

She was born to Delhi University professors Vijay Kumar Singh and Tripta Wahi on 8th June, 1981. Raised in Delhi, she did her high school from Springdale School and completed graduation from St. Stephens College Delhi in 2001. Soon after, she went to the Oxford University for her Master's degree in History on a Chevning scholarship.

Political Career

She joined Aam Aadmi Party in 2013. Marlena was appointed a Spokesperson of the party in 2013 and has been representing the party on television debates ever since.

Marlena serves as a member of the party's apex executive body, the Political Affairs Committee. Recently, she was also appointed as the Lok Sabha in-charge for the East Delhi constituency.