Shelly Oberoi, a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has been elected as the new mayor of Delhi. The announcement was made after the elections held on Tuesday, where Oberoi emerged as the clear winner with the majority of the votes.
Oberoi is a first-time councillor from the Rohini constituency and was elected unopposed as the mayor. She is also the first woman mayor of Delhi from the AAP. The AAP had won the majority of the seats in the Delhi municipal elections held in 2021, and this victory is seen as a continuation of their successful run in the state.
The 35-year-old mayor is a graduate of Delhi University and has been associated with the AAP since its inception in 2012. She has been actively involved in various social and political issues and is known for her work in improving the living conditions of the marginalized communities in the city.
In her first speech as the mayor, Oberoi expressed her gratitude to the people of Delhi for electing her and pledged to work tirelessly for the betterment of the city. She emphasized the need for collaboration between the various stakeholders, including the central government and the municipal corporations, to tackle the challenges facing Delhi.
Oberoi also outlined her priorities, which include improving the sanitation and cleanliness of the city, ensuring the availability of basic amenities like water and electricity, and promoting the use of renewable energy sources. She also promised to work towards making Delhi a safer city for women.
The AAP has been pushing for full statehood for Delhi, and the election of Oberoi as the mayor is seen as a step in that direction. The party has been critical of the central government’s interference in the affairs of the city and has been demanding greater autonomy for the Delhi government.
Overall, Oberoi’s election as the mayor of Delhi is a significant development in the political landscape of the city, and her leadership will be closely watched in the coming months.