Bengaluru, Jan 20: As Delhiites would have it, AAP's Arvind Kejriwal was chosen over his young and dynamic opponent-Nupur Sharma from BJP. Despite having won by 4982 votes from the New Delhi constituency, Arvind can still bask in pride for an equally competitive opponent.
Not a known name, but truely a talented one and highly-qualified. Let's see who she is:
- LL.M. (International Business laws), London School of Economics, 2011
- LL.B. (Bachelors of Law), Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, 2010
- B.A. (Hons) (Economics), Hindu College, University of Delhi, 2006
- Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, 2003
Researched on Alternative Dispute Resolution (A.D.R.) on informal justice system in rural parts of north India with a background study on indigenous law and religious arbitration focusing on the parallel adjudicatory system of Khap Panchayats and the political / electoral importance of Khaps
• Launched and ran the National Campaign for Combating Terrorism (NCCT) under the aegis of Hon'ble former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
• Addressed student grievances and their representation in matters of University administration.
• Welfare projects like installation of water-purifiers, solar-lamps and CCTVs for campus security undertaken and successfully completed during the tenure.
• Ran campaigns like DU@Doorstep to counsel school students on D.U. courses and admissions and Vote@DU to inform students (especially outstation candidates) about voter registration and exercise of voting rights.
• Participated from India representing the B.J.Y.M. (B.J.P.) at the Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP) - 4, Batch of 2013. The course includes intensive training in goal oriented project management and analysis and will be covered over 4 periodical sessions over 2 years in Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore and Germany. The first of these sessions on "Democracy in Asia" was concluded in Feb. 2013 in Yangon, Myanmar and the second session on "Local Governance" was held in Singapore in August 2013
• Member Delegate representing India and B.J.P. for the fortnight-long 2012 Indo-Pak American Council of Young Political Leaders (A.C.Y.P.L.) meet in the U.S. in July 2012. Five delegates each from India and Pakistan were invited by the U.S. Dept. of State to travel to Washington D.C., Atlanta, Denver and Colorado Springs to interact with Members of the Federal and State Houses, Assistant Secretary of State, Governor, Mayor, Attorney General, Judges and a host of others. Discussions revolved mainly around the varied political, administrative and judicial systems as also future course of action to strengthen diplomatic ties amongst the 3 countries.
• Guest Editor for the English language national daily "The Times of India", Republic Day Special, Jan. 2009
- BJP Candidate, New Delhi Constituency
- National Media Co-incharge, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM).
- Member State Executive Committee, BJP Delhi Pradesh.
- Member "Yuva" Working Committee, BJP.
- Member National Executive Committee, BJYM (Youth BJP).
- Former President, Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU).
- Former Youth Ambassador, Teach for India (an affiliate of Teach for America) .
- BJYM (Youth Wing - B.J.P.) as National Media Co-incharge.
- Member State Executive Committee, B.J.P. Delhi Pradesh .
- Member "Yuva" Working Committee, B.J.P.
- Member National Executive Committee, BJYM (Youth Wing -B.J.P.)
- Ex President Delhi University Students' Union (D.U.S.U.) .
- Ex Youth Ambassador Teach for India (an affiliate of Teach for America) .
- National Media Co-incharge, BJYM and Member of the Executive Committee, BJP Delhi Pradesh
One of the 10 Most Inspirational Women in Hindustan Times in March 2009.
Sharma is very positive about the outcome of the Delhi assembly elections. Given her experience in students politics, she argues that she has more experience than Arvind Kejriwal, her opponent fighting from the New Delhi constituency.
"If you are trying to say I am a scapegoat, no I am not. Mr Kejriwal won an election and ran away," she said. She, instead offered it to be the biggest weapon against a rival who is widely believed to have been handed a walkover win by the BJP.
She further added,"When you betray people's trust then it shows your own intention of serving the people. I think what the people today are asking for is one who is 'karmath' (who can work), somebody who sticks to their stand and somebody who is willing to deliver and definitely not willing to run away."