AAP candidate Shelly Oberoi was elected as the new Mayor of Delhi on February 22, 2023 after much wrangling between the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councillors
Oberoi was elected Delhi's new mayor after defeating BJP's Rekha Gupta by 34 votes. Of the total 266 votes cast for the mayoral elections, the AAP candidate bagged 150 votes while the BJP nominee, trailed at 116 votes
Shelly Oberoi won the MCD civic election from East Patel Nagar ward in December last year. She has worked as an assistant professor in Delhi University
The 39-year-old leader is a lifetime member of Indian Commerce Association (ICA). She has also won awards for her papers in different national and international conferences and has won a Gold medal (Prof Manubhai Shah Award) at ICA Conference
AAP's Shelly Oberoi earned her doctoral degree from Indira Gandhi National Open University's School of Management Studies. She completed her BCom from Janki Devi Memorial College of Delhi University
Oberoi joined the Aam Aadmi Party in 2013, a year after the party was formed. She became the Delhi State Vice President of Aam Aadmi Party's women's wing
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who was earlier in the news for snooping case, congratulated Shelly Oberoi for winning the mayoral election, saying the "goons lost, the public won"
AAP had emerged as a clear winner in the MCD polls held in December last year bagging 134 of 250 wards. The BJP finished second after controlling the civic body for 15 years. MCD held the voting process on Wednesday after three failed attempts on January 6, January 24 and February 6