AAP's uncommon legislators

AAPs uncommon MLAs
New Delhi, Dec 16: The Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, who defeated giants of Congress and BJP, are not your typical netas. The party has legislators who were once bodybuilders, army men, computer scientists, journalists, educators and NGO-owners, says Bangalore Mirror.

For Surendar Singh, an ex-army man, the assembly polls victory was a sweet revenge. Singh, who was an army commando who fought in the Kargil War and Mumbai terror attacks in 26/11, was turned deaf in a grenade blast. He was discharged off from his service and was denied pension as he hadn't completed 15 years of service. He approached the government and Rahul Gandhi against the injustice he was subjected to. Later, he joined AAP and now, Singh is Delhi cantonment MLA.

Raju Dhingan, a 40-year-old MLA, has studied upto class 10th and has worked with CISF. He trains youngsters in his locality to become bodybuilders.

26-year-old Rakhi Birla who defeated three-time minister and Congress heavyweight Raj Kumar Chauhan , was a TV anchor once. Before joining AAP, she was working with a small-time TV channel as assistant producer and with Valmiki community.

Another AAP MLA Som Dutt Sharma is a former college union leader and cricketer. He provides free education to poor students during his free time.

34-year-old Sanjeev Jha runs an NGO Nav Pallav, which provides free education to poor children and guidance to people seeking jobs in Delhi.

Another MLA Sourabh Bhardwaj quit his job with a US company as a computer scientist, to join AAP.

39-year-old Somnath Bharti is a 'david' who defeated two mighty 'Goliats' -- three-term Congress MLA and Delhi's health minister Kiran Walia and well-known BJP office-bearer and former Delhi Mayor Arti Mehra in assembly polls.

An IIT-Delhi graduate, Bharti started working as an activist-lawyer. He grabbed headlines for the first time, when he successfully eight men who the Delhi police had falsely implicated in the Nirbhaya case.

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