Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) candidate Dr. Shelly Oberoi has been elected as the new Mayor of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). In a statement following her victory, Dr. Oberoi expressed gratitude to various party leaders, including Delhi Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia, and members of the AAP. She also thanked the councillors, MLAs, and MPs who supported her candidacy.
Mayor Oberoi also acknowledged the role of the Supreme Court in ensuring a peaceful election, saying, “I am also very grateful to the Supreme Court of India and the Chief Justice of India as it is due to their order that a peaceful election could be conducted in the MCD today and I have been presented this opportunity to be elected as the Mayor of Delhi.”
She went on to describe her win as a victory for the people of Delhi and for the democratic process of the country. “Today’s election result also proves that ‘gundagardi’ that had been prevailing in the MCD in the last few days has been defeated and it is the victory of truth,” she said.
Mayor Shelly Oberoi has set her sights on fulfilling the ten guarantees made by Delhi Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal. In a tweet, the Mayor expressed her gratitude to the CM and the people of Delhi for their support and trust, saying, “We will fulfil all the 10 guarantees of CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal.” Mayor Oberoi’s focus on fulfilling these guarantees is indicative of the party’s commitment to improving the lives of Delhi’s residents. She also announced that all corporators would begin working immediately to address the various issues faced by the city.
Dr. Oberoi, who was born in Delhi, was elected as councillor from Ward 86 in the corporation elections. She holds a PhD from IGNOU’s School of Management Studies and has previously worked as an assistant professor in several universities. She joined the AAP as an activist in 2013 and was appointed Delhi State Vice President of the party’s women’s wing two years ago.
Mayor Oberoi’s victory comes after a tumultuous period for the MCD, with various allegations surrounding the election process due to the BJP’s actions. The new Mayor will now be tasked with overseeing the management and administration of the MCD, which has been criticised in the past for its poor handling of basic services such as sanitation and waste management. With her academic background and experience as a party activist, she will be hoping to bring fresh ideas and energy to the role.